“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness to
God” (1 Corinthians 3:19).
During my Bible reading this week I began to
reflect on how little any one person knows and how
limited one person’s wisdom is.
Each of us have some insights, knowledge and
wisdom, but the scope is usually fairly narrow and
limited to our sphere of influence and knowledge.
Our world. We are good at what we do and have
gained wisdom and foresight regarding our special
interests and experience. But if we were
suddenly placed in a new, unfamiliar position or
found ourselves in a foreign city unable to speak
the language, not knowing know how to even find a
bathroom, we would become aware of limitations.
Our knowledge and experience would not help us. We
need someone to help us.
When I consider the six billion people in the
world - each having wisdom about life in their
world - I realized how little wisdom each of us as
individuals possess. Compared to God – next to
zero. Now then, think about the wisdom of
God. He knows everything and is all wise.
Even if we compiled all the wisdom of everyone in
the world and measured it against God’s wisdom, it
would be almost nothing. Also, when we
remember that everything we know and everything we
have comes from God anyway, we cannot think
ourselves wise, but only be humbled.
Remember the “wise advice” Job’s friends gave him
when he had lost everything? They thought they
were very wise. Job himself questioned God
about why this disaster happened to him. God
was not impressed by any of them. (Read Job
38 to 41)
What is wisdom? The Bible tells us, “The
fear of God is the beginning of wisdom”
When we begin to recognize that our life is about
God, not about us - that is the beginning of
Are you ready to put God
first in your life? ( Click on "Are
How do we get more wisdom? One way is to
read God’s Word and to learn from Him.
“Nothing is perfect except your words. Oh, I
how I think about them all day long. They
make me wiser than my enemies, because they are my
constant guide. They make me even wiser than the
aged” (Psalms 119:96-100).
Fear God. Know God by reading His word and
obey the insights and directions He gives you.
Next time you think you are wise in your eyes,
remember, you may be knowledgeable and have some
insights in your small world, but compared to
total wisdom, you (and I) know little. And
even if we added all of our combined wisdom,
compared to God’s, it is nothing.
God, build in us a healthy fear and reverence for
You. Cause us to soak up the wisdom of Your
Word - the only perfect words. Help us to be
by Katherine Kehler
Thoughts About God