Thursday, July 18, 2013

Vain is the Wisdom of Man

It is interesting that science -the wisdom which is proudly boasted of by contemporary secular mankind- is utterly incapable of penetrating the mysteries of God. It reminds me of 1 Corinthians 1:20; “Where is the wise man (the philosopher)? Where is the scribe (the scholar)? Where is the investigator (the logician, the debater) of this present time and age? Has not God shown up the nonsense and the folly of this world’s wisdom?


It is like God has purposely orchestrated things that just when man reaches a zenith in scientific understanding, that God makes this understanding to be utterly incapable of probing spiritual things. God is purposely withholding from man the knowledge that man wishes not to possess. Man arrogantly desires that no God exist, therefore God makes man’s knowledge so impotent that it can not find Him.


Not at any stage prior to modern history has the philosophy of mankind been so narrow and myopic as to deny the existence of spiritual things. The greatest thinkers in history all recognised the spiritual realm as well as giving credence to some form of deity which does impregnate all life with purpose and design.

But the ungodly secular man, intoxicated by the success of the technological wonders that his hands have wrought, fills himself with vain pride and considers him to be a god unto himself capable of directing his own destiny. Full of such haughty pride, modern man thinks himself worthy of ascending the lofty heights of heaven to crown himself as the only god.


But having placed himself so precariously high in the heavens as the divine pinnacle of all understanding, it will not be until the dizzying vertigo of these rarefied heights causes secular man to tumble back down to his natural carnal habitat. It is only by realising the limited nature of mankind’s understanding and the reality of the one true sovereign God, that mankind’s philosophy will regain the discarded wisdom built up by the ancient generations that have preceded us.


God exists, and it is only in knowledge of Him that man can ever begin to have any understanding or wisdom (Proverbs 9:10).

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