Daily Archives: August 6, 2012

Psalms 130,131,132; 1 Corinthians 1

18 For the message of the cross is foolishness 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;
the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”[c]

20 Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? (1 Cor 1:18:20)

I need to remember that His thoughts are higher than my thoughts. His ways are higher than my ways. I may study all sorts of things and enjoy debating them with my friends and acquaintances, but I need to keep in mind that we all “see through a glass darkly”.

If I look though history and see the things that very smart people thought were true and then proven wrong later, I am humbled. I have many firm beliefs, but I need to understand that the only ones that will stand are the basic truths of God. My application of them is subject to thinking that is prone to deception. When I realize that Satan is going to and fro, looking for victims, it is no surprise that many are deceived on so many fronts.

So let me rest you, Lord. I don’t have to prove a thing. Let me simply boast in you.

30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. 31 Therefore, as it is written: “Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.” (1 Cor 1:30-31)

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5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope. 6 My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.

7 O Israel, put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption. 8 He himself will redeem Israel from all their sins. (Psalm 130:5-8)

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1 My heart is not proud, O Lord, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. 2 But I have stilled and quieted my soul;     like a weaned child with its mother,  like a weaned child is my soul  within me.

3 O Israel, put your hope   in the Lord both now and forevermore. (Psalm 131)

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