“Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age,you should become “fools” so that you may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” and again, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile. So then, no more boasting about human leaders!” All things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future–all are yours, and you are of Christ and Christ is of God.” (1 Corinthians 3: 18-23 NIV)
One of the most devastating things that could ever happen to people is to give leaders so much credit for being more than they are that they foolishly follow their example, rather than God’s.
Nowhere in history do find a mere human being so incapable of erring that we can look at them and say, “That’s a person worth following,” and be telling the truth.
No, the only person worth following is Jesus Christ–the Son of God–who has the wisdom of God and leads us to the Father when we follow Him.
If we lack true wisdom–about anything–family, current events, sin, education, political agendas–anything–it is all found in His Word and in our hearts when we seek God for His wisdom.
We don’t have to guess or speculate about anything–we simply ask and He provides us with direction and instruction.
When we think we are wiser than God, we fall and some never rise again. We have entire civilizations that used to be and are no longer because they failed to understand, their wisdom was not comparable to God’s wisdom.
We are in a day and time in which we need the Wisdom of God more than ever. We see on a daily basis that many in leadership positions or positions of authority are acting upon their own wisdom which is foolishness and if we obey man over God, we can only get the appropriate consequence–failure.
This is not to say that I am wiser than anyone else, but I know when I need answers, who to seek. Even when I don’t hear Him clearly, He knows how to get my attention so I can correct any wrongs and keep moving forward with Him as my guide. I am wise enough to know–without Him–I have no wisdom, but I’d rather be thought a fool–following Him, than to be known as the foolish–following man.
Not everyone will be able to understand the underlying message of The Word and that is as God intended. His Word, inspired by Him and written by those who had a heart to Him, is intended for those who have a heart to obey Him. No mystery to the method, just heart–to hear and obey–and then reap the benefits of obedience, rather than the penalties for disobedience.
We have a choice to make and we must make it soon if we are ever to see America rise upon the fray of common arrogance and political correctness when it comes to making decisions and laws regarding all the people. If we love God and love one another, we will not fall into the pit–straying from God’s path–by following the foolishness of human folly.