April 17, 2019

What I read today;

1 Corinthians 1; Matthew 17; Jeremiah 41; Psalm 107; 2 Chronicles 33-34; Leviticus 23

There is a difference between knowledge and wisdom.  We have a considerable amount of knowledge today.  Our society is more educated today than at any time in our history.  We have more college degrees, more people graduate high school, more access to information thanks to the internet and in general have a higher level of literacy than at any time in our nations and worlds history.

Yet what do we do with that knowledge?  Often we use that knowledge to build monuments for ourselves or enrich ourselves.  We use our knowledge to rule over someone else.

In our churches, we argue about our knowledge.  We argue about interpretations of various scriptures.  We dispute amongst ourselves and point fingers at one another to make ourselves seem smarter than we really are.

In Corinth, it was no different.  Arguments had arisen in the church about who to follow. Paul, Apollos or Cephas.  Paul would have none of it.  Arguing about which sect is more knowledgeable is nothing new.  But Paul answers it with the line that has lived for over 2000 years.  “We preach Christ Crucified.”  It is now and always has been about Jesus Christ and his redeeming work on the cross to save lost humanity.  When we devolve into arguments about which church we go to or which scholar we follow we forget the simple truth that is really about God who stepped out of heaven knowing he would sacrifice himself on a cross to save each one of us.

That’s true wisdom.

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