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Trust in Godís Power

My language and my message were not set forth in persuasive (enticing and plausible) words of wisdom, but they were in demonstration of the [Holy] Spirit and power. so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men (human philosophy), but in the power of God. (1 CORINTHIANS 2:4Ė5)

Education is important, but we must always keep in mind that the wisdom of God is better and more valuable than worldly education and human philosophy. The apostle Paul was a highly educated man, but he firmly stated that it was Godís power that made his preaching valuable, not his education.

I know lots of people who graduate from college with honors and degrees and have difficulty getting jobs. I also know people who have not had the opportunity to go to college who depend on God to give them favor and they end up with great jobs. Where is your trust? Is it in God or in what you know? No matter what we know, or whom we know, our trust should be in Christ alone and in His power.

Paul mentioned in 1 Corinthians 1:21 that the world with all of its human wisdom and philosophy failed to know God, but He chose to reveal Himself, and save humankind through the foolishness of preaching. Sadly, we often find that the more highly educated some people are, the more difficult it is for them to have simple, childlike faith. Too much head knowledge and reasoning can actually work against us if we are not careful, because we can know God only by the Spirit and the heart, not by the brain. Be sure to let your faith rest in the power of God and not in human philosophy to help in all areas of life.

Godís word for you today: Godís power can overcome any obstacle you may face in life.


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