January 3

January 3

“The sower sows the word. And these are the ones along the path, where the word is sown: when they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes away the word that is sown in them.” (Mark 4:14-15)

There are two primary problems with the world’s version of wisdom, from a biblical worldview. Since Satan is the ruler of this world (Ephesians 6:11-12; 2 Corinthians 4:4), he is also the source of this worldly wisdom. Therefore, what the world calls wisdom, God calls darkness and lies (John 8:44). The second deficiency of worldly wisdom is that everything on this earth is temporal, fleeting, and without eternal value.

 

True biblical wisdom cannot be found in the world. The world will contrive to imitate wisdom by manipulation, scheming, intrigue, mystery, and strategy. Only by knowing biblical, godly wisdom can we identify false “wisdom” in ourselves and in others. The twenty-first century finds the world immersed in emotional and relative “truth.” Satan delights in having people believe that truth is based merely on their experience or feelings, hardening hearts and minds to God’s absolute truth and wisdom. He works to keep the elect from salvation in Christ and to discourage the regenerate. Worldly people speak blasphemous things against the Lord, and try to persuade others not to serve Him, arguing against righteous living. They, like Satan himself, rejoice in calling good “evil” and evil “good.” It is sport to fools to engage in mischief, whether or not they recognize the consequences. Will you ask God to help you discern and reject worldly wisdom? Immersing, bathing, engaging ourselves in Scripture is required, in order to recognize the truth.

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