As Christians, we so want what we know to be good and right and true to be embraced by our culture.
We often find ourselves exuberantly cheering the slightest hint of Christianity in our political figures when they use a Bible verse in their speech or our athletes when they thank God after the victory.
And sometimes our motives are pure, hoping that person knows the Savior. But other times, when we check our hearts, we realize we just want what we consider to be true to be acclaimed as wise by the world.
But we know, the wisdom of God is foolishness to most people. Rarely is godly truth celebrated in our culture.
The sad fact is, we are seeing the things of God increasingly mocked and violence perpetuated against Christianity in record numbers around the world.
But remember, what the world celebrates and calls wise is folly to God.
And He is always correct in His assessment.
“Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.” (1Cor 3:18)
At some point, in your walk with the Lord, the world will call you foolish.
And that’s okay.
“For the wisdom of this world is folly with God”. (v19)
“For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” So let no one boast in men. For all things are yours” (V 20-21)
God reminds HIS CHILDREN to keep this perspective as the world mocks, “ For all things are yours,whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, and you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s.”
Regardless of how the world sees our faith, we confidently walk forward, remembering that because of Jesus we have all we need.
Wisdom is in Him,whether the world around us recognizes it or not.
Our strength comes from Him. Our security rests in Him. Our hope is always in Him.
And any truly praiseworthy thing we will ever do will come from the overflow of the time we spend at His feet.
Oh friend, take your eyes off the world. Lay down your need to be praised by others and run to Him over and over. And it’s there you’ll have all you ever need.
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matt 6:33