And so the world beats on…some trusting in chariots, some in horses, some in self- while God has given us the divine privilege of trusting in Him. He alone is the Only Wise God our Savior (Jude 1:25). Why would we look to anyone or anything else other than the God who created, loves, and sustains us?
1 Corinthians 1:30-31 may help us. It says, “And because of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”
Verse 31, gives us one reason man would choose horses, chariots, self over the wisdom of God. We like to boast in ourselves, not God. Perhaps a little more of 1 Corinthians 1 can help us further:
18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written,
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”
20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. 22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
26 For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, 29 so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. 30 And because of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, 31 so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”
What the world needs is the wisdom of God! Stop all the chatter, the lifting of man and his thoughts. We need to bow before the Holy God who is Wisdom in repentance, worship, and ask for Wisdom. The result is promised: “…the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.” James 3:17
I know none of you would know anything about this, but when I grew up and a child began to get just a little too smart, our mamas would say, “You better get over yourself.” We understood what that meant and attitude adjustments would take place.
It is time for man to “get over himself” and cry out for the grace, mercy, and Wisdom of God! There is no need to turn down the glorious promise God has given below:
You see, the sun [Son] can break through the darkest clouds and make the difference if we would only ask with our faith in God!