Do not deceive yourselves. If any one of you thinks that he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a “fool” so that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is
foolishness in God’s sight.
I once worked with a fellow who believed that he had things figured out. He explained that every change in history has been and is motivated chiefly by money which is the strongest factor in the history of the world. He laughed at Christianity because the spiritual world was absurd to him. He is one of the most cynical and unhappy people I have ever met. Unfortunately there are many others like him who refuse to believe in anything they cannot see or touch. There is a danger in becoming too impressed with our own reasoning. We may think we have things figured out, but God is much greater than we are. When we discount His mysterious and awesome power, we become fools. Relying exclusively upon our own reasoning and interpretation will lead to confusion and separation from God. We should be thankful when we receive a glimmer of understanding, but we must realize that our own understanding is incomplete unless it comes from God.
DEAR GOD, FORGIVE ME WHEN I THINK THAT I KNOW ENOUGH TO SECOND GUESS YOU. MAY I BE FILLED WITH WONDER AND JOY IN YOU AND YOUR CREATION. MAY I LOVE AND TRUST YOU AS A LITTLE CHILD, RELYING UPON YOU ONLY. O GOD OF MYSTERY AND SURPRISES, WATCH OVER ME AND KEEP ME FROM BEING DECEIVED. LEAD ME, LORD. AMEN.
– Shared by Katherine McDaniel