Sunday Preview 01.20.19
This Sunday at Cornerstone Church...
Pursuing wisdom is a great choice. The Bible, in fact, commends such a pursuit. Conventional wisdom produces benefits in this life. We profit from some of the pithy statements of people like Benjamin Franklin (“A penny saved is a penny earned”). In the course of the book of Ecclesiastes, Solomon will conclude that it is more profitable to be wise than foolish (Eccl. 2:13-14; 9:13-18). But if the wisdom we pursue is bound to this life under the sun without regard to our glorious Maker, it will prove to be a challenge as well as a benefit. The more we know, the more we realize we don’t know, and the more we realize we cannot stop the pain, sorrow, and injustices of this life (Eccl. 1:15). Therefore, our earthbound wisdom can become a “vexation” (frustration; provocation) and a “sorrow” (mental anguish) (Eccl. 1:18). Earthbound wisdom does not solve the greatest dilemmas of life. It is only through the wisdom that is from above that we experience peace, mercy, and good fruits (James 3:17). Paul speaks of wisdom that puts to shame the wisdom of this world (1 Cor. 1:26-29); it is a wisdom that comes from God through His Spirit based upon the incarnation of wisdom, Jesus Christ (John 1:1-3, 14; 1 Cor. 2:6-12; 1:30-31; Col. 2:2-3). When we pursue God’s wisdom, the result will be a humble surrender to Him (Prov. 9:10). Only in this proper relationship with our Creator will we find deep, lasting joy and satisfaction.
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