Hi everyone! Today I thought I would mix it up a little, and post a brief Bible journaling process video for you all! This is my first time creating a process video… and I hope to be doing more of them in the future. Let me know if you like it!
Welcome back! Last Tuesday, we explored the problems with resting in worldly knowledge and God’s methods for training us to instead rest in belief. We also discussed how wisdom is commonly misunderstood – which explains why Paul reserved this topic for the spiritually mature. Today, we will delve into this spiritual wisdom that God gives us upon believing, find out how exactly it differs from the secular brand of “wisdom”, and how we can apply it to our modern lives.
If you have read Proverbs for any amount of time, you will know that wisdom is priceless in the Bible. Its worth has been compared to gold, silver, and jewels, and is said to surpass even these. Yet, wisdom is also priceless from a worldly perspective. Throughout the centuries, thinkers such as Confucius and Socrates have been admired for their philosophies on wisdom. If both of these realms – secular and Christian – embrace wisdom, how can we reconcile these two views?
Sometimes it is easy to forget the pertinence and potency of the Bible to our modern lives. After all, it was written centuries ago, to ancient cultures and ancient peoples. Yet, many times these peoples and cultures are surprisingly similar to those that surround us today. 1 Corinthians is no exception!
In our modern world of big name brands, instantly recognizable movie stars, and the overall popularity of the “famous” vibe, everyone is hungry for an admired identity. Yet, are we willing – as Christians – to drop all of our worldly identities we so cherish, and adopt and protect the one identity that is more important than life itself?