"For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, 'He catches the wise in their own craftiness.'” 1 Corinthians 3:19 What IS the "wisdom of this world"? It's what we hear from the "experts." It's what we hear from the media, from philosophers, teachers, and all those "professionals" we count as "wise." The world is fallen. We all know that, but we don't really understand the extent, the depth of the ramifications of that. So we listen to the philosophers and teachers, the media, and all those we count as "wise." And in many cases we're misled. Men are held up as "wise" because they have a talent that presents them as "wise" and that is the talent of oration, of speaking well. When we hear someone with a winning personality speak well, we listen. And we're misled. For example: take the "mental health" profession. Who are these men who formulated the basis upon which they declare why and how people think and behave? Some of the great names, the "experts" whose philosophies are studied in the universities - were actually involved in the occult. Freud, Maslow, James, Jung, and most others were men totally disconnected from God and were actually involved in what God hates most - the world of the occult. Anyone involved in the world of the occult is under the influence of demons. Thus, the development of psychiatric understanding was for the most part, developed under the influence of demonic suggestion. It's a godless profession deceiving many by teaching them self esteem, self this and self that. Another word for that is pride, one of the most detestable sins in the eyes of God. Can there be "Christian" psychiatrists? There can be, but just remember that in order to become licensed in that and similar fields, they had to study the "fathers of psychology," and so, they will invariably be under delusion except to the extent that they were able to recognize that and stick to the wisdom of God as given in his Word. That would be very difficult to do when they have been subjected to years of studying the philosophies of those men. "...keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, AND OPPOSITIONS OF SCIENCE FALSELY SO CALLED..." 1 Timothy 6:20 Another example is the "wisdom" of the media. It is becoming more and more revealed that what the media present is controlled and directed by the forces behind it, those forces being the godless directors of world events, those fostering the "new world order," and the conclusions they lead you to adopt. This is "the world" folks, remember that as you come to conclusions under its influence. The only wisdom that is truly wisdom is the Word of God. Every answer to every question, God has presented to us in his Word. He tells us that he is the Creator, not the developer of evolution - he tells us that the world did not evolve, but that every animal reproduces "according to its kind," forever denouncing the "theory" of evolution. As the world tells you how to grow in "self-esteem" and be "happy," God tells us that we are fallen, lost, evil, and deceived. And he tells us the solution which HE provided - which is the atonement made by Jesus Christ who was sacrificed in our place, who took the judgment on our sins in our place. He tells us that his Kingdom is NOT of this world, and that its principles are contrary to the principles of the world. He says, in fact, that the principles of the world are "foolishness." vs 20: “The Lord knows the thoughts of the WISE, that they are futile." "For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God."
1 Corinthians 3:19 Do you believe him? It's very difficult to be daily bombarded by the speaking of men who are deluded. They speak well. They are "educated." We believe them. We don't think to doubt them. We trust them. But God says they speak foolishness. Whatever your difficulty in life, search for the correct answer in the Scriptures God gave us. He ALONE has the solution to your problem. Anyone else will mislead you. "...the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you WISE for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness... 2 Timothy 3:15-16
"If any of you lacks WISDOM, let him ASK of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him." James 1:5