Friday, November 17, 2017

The World's Wisdom VS God's

I've been craving some reading material recently and went online in an ardent search for brain food. Came across some really interesting titles in the science and math section. Economics. Each preview started out with so much promise. But I just couldn't bring myself to buy or finish any of them. Why?

Man has a billion and one problems. He also has a gadzillion probable solutions to all of them. He spends years, decades, centuries looking for data and answers, but he always falls short of perfection. Terribly short. 

I couldn't help but compare a lot of what I was previewing to what is written in the Bible. Truly, His Word tells us all we need to know. I found that there is more wisdom in two sentences of the Bible than in an entire exploratory essay on behavioral economics. Reading all those books and essays in college and even now was like watching a toddler trying to piece together a puzzle in the dark.

I'm not trying to say that I'm wiser than all these people or anything. Nor am I wanting to throw down the entire point of education/science/progress. But God's Word does present a much clearer picture than any of these books could ever hope to come close to, and I couldn't help but feel that I was wasting my time reading what some of these "great minds of our generation" were philosophizing at the moment.

1 Corinthians 1:20 says "So where does this leave the philosophers, the scholars, and the world's brilliant debaters? God has made the wisdom of this world look foolish.

I felt foolish after stuffing my head with the world's wisdom. Not stupid, but foolish.