1 Cor 1:19-21: “For it is written, ‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.’ Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Hath God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not of God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.”
What is the wisdom of today, and who are the wise ones? Who are the prudent in this culture, and what is their understanding? Paul asked these questions to the Corinthians two thousand years ago, but they are still important today. Think about those we look to for guidance today. What are their fundamental values? Do they lead us to work for eternal or temporal things? This is a good time to look at your goals: are they based on worldly or godly wisdom? What do you consider a wise use of money, for example? Is it better to save it, or give it away? Look up Christ’s commentary on the widow’s mites. When did you last hear this foolish story preached?