Saturday, February 15, 2014

Godly wisdom

1 Corinthians 1:26-31
26 Brothers, consider your calling: Not many are wise from a human perspective, not many powerful, not many of noble birth. 27 Instead, God has chosen what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen what is weak in the world to shame the strong. 28 God has chosen what is insignificant and despised in the world—what is viewed as nothing—to bring to nothing what is viewed as something, 29 so that no one can boast in His presence. 30 But it is from Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who became God-given wisdom for us—our righteousness, sanctification, and redemption, 31 in order that, as it is written: The one who boasts must boast in the Lord.

Where is my wisdom?
Where is my understanding?
I despised the Lord and pursued my own glory.
I boasted in my strength.

What do I have that you have not given me?
Did I breathe life into my own lungs?
Did I fashion the thoughts of my mind?
My life has been a foolish pursuit of worldly gain.

But You have saved me from the depths!
You protected me from the wages of my folly.
My destruction was certain, but You are my rock, my shield.
I abandoned the God of my youth, but He searched and found me!

Praise be to the God of Israel; His wisdom reigns supreme.
His steadfast love endures to all generations!

- November 20th, 2008

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