What Does This Mean for the Unbeliever
Updated: Feb 9, 2021
Notes compiled by Marty Zide and Steve McAtee
It promises an accurate judgment.
It shows the folly and inferiority of mere human wisdom.
Jer. 16:17 - For My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from My face, nor is their iniquity concealed from My eyes.
Rom. 2:2 - And we know that the judgment of God rightly falls upon those who practice such things.
Prov. 3:5-6 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.
Because God has all knowledge, that also makes Him all-wise. His wisdom guarantees that whatever God chooses for Himself or for His creation is the very best that could have been chosen. There is no comparison between the wisdom of man and the wisdom of God.
1 Cor. 1:20-2:5 - Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. For indeed Jews ask for signs and Greeks search for wisdom; but we preach Messiah crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Messiah
the power of God and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things
that are, so that no man may boast before God. But by His doing you are in Messiah Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, so that, just as it is written, Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord. And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God. For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus the Messiah, and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling, and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.
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