Yesterday (February 26th), my favorite older sister Stefanie posted a blog called “Wisdom and foolishness”. In it she referred to a favorite passage of hers, 1 Corinthians 1:20-25:
“20 Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. 22 Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.”-I Corinthians 1:20-25, NIV
You need to go check out her thoughts on this passage. She has some great insights, so check out Stefanie Ward when you have some time! Here’s an excerpt from her thoughts to give you a taste:
“Maybe the reason I like this section of Corinthians – that 1:10 or so through around the end of chapter 2 – is that it contains one of the rare mentions of intelligence. “The intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate”, in 1:19 – how encouraging! It seems that intellect is an ultimately insufficient means of understanding God. “Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age?” Frankly, spread across the board. It seems one can divine truth neither by opposing nor by agreeing with the psychologist, the professor, the scientist. No, one must abandon all hope of reaching true wisdom or power without the aid of God.”
I will probably continue to link her now and then. I personally love her style and her “essayist” manner. Always, witty, intelligent… it’s a great read. No pressure, Stef. 😉 Love you.