Morning Musings- Stumbling blocks and foolishness

I finished the Psalms yesterday and I’ve moved on to 1 Corinthians.  I read the first chapter today, and I’m struck again by how much I need to fight my pride. Intelligence is one of those areas that pride rears it’s head in my life. I like to think I’m pretty smart, and if you measure by grades, I was/am. But verse 19, which is actually a quote from Isaiah 29 says “For is it written, ‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.'”  Why? Why does God (vs 27) “. . .choose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; . . . the weak things of the world to shame the strong.” He says in verse 29 “so that no one may boast before him.” That is so hard for me to remember, so I am thankful for the reminder. I like what verse 30 says that Christ has become our wisdom, our righteousness, our holiness, and our redemption. He really is our completer, the author and perfecter of our faith. I am so thankful for that, that I don’t have to figure it out on my own because even as my intelligence is a stumbling point; I also recognize how inadequate my intelligence is for so many situations. So the reminder is good today (vs 31) “Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

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