1 Corinthians 2:6
Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. (ESV)
You would think in this day and age with the use of so much media to spread the Gospel that the God’s wisdom wouldn’t be so secret any more. It is difficult to escape the Gospel. We can see and hear it on radio, television, web sites, email, twitter, facebook—it’s everywhere. Yet people still don’t get it.
The wisdom of this age says that it’s all up to us. We have to look at for number one. Do unto others before they do unto us…and the like.
The wisdom that comes from Christ says, “If you want to be first, you should put yourself in last place” (Matthew 20:16). “If you want to receive, first you have to give” (Luke 6:38). “If you are poor, then you can be truly rich.” It’s opposite world – at least compared to the wisdom of the age.
The wisdom and rulers of this age are “doomed to pass away.” The fads and trends of today will be thrift store sales tomorrow. The “important” people today will be historical footnotes tomorrow. God’s wisdom, the Bible, stands forever. Jesus said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away” (Matthew 24:35, NIV). God’s Word is more certain than the ground we stand on.
Copyright © 2009 by Allen White
What are you relying on for guidance? How do you need to seek God’s Word for guidance today?
Scripture quotations taken from The Holy Bible: English Standard Version, copyright © 2001, Wheaton: Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.