The Wisdom of this World is Foolishness with God

Written by Michael Bradley

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  • Let no one deceive you. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. FOR THE WISDOM OF THIS WORLD IS FOOLISHNESS WITH GOD. For it is written, "He catchesrepparttar wise in their own craftiness," and again, "The Lord knowsrepparttar 148283 thoughts ofrepparttar 148284 wise, that they are futile." Therefore let no one glory in men." (1 Corinthians 3:18)
  • "But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie againstrepparttar 148285 truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing will be there. Butrepparttar 148286 wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy." (James 3:14)
The second verse perfectly describes what goes on inrepparttar 148287 dog eat dog business world. Many are self-seeking, jealous and envious of one another - with everyone trying to run over everyone else to move higher up onrepparttar 148288 food chain.

Notice that God calls this kind of wisdom earthy, sensual and demonic - and that it is not from Him. That is why God says inrepparttar 148289 first verse thatrepparttar 148290 wisdom of this world is foolishness in His eyes. In others words - it is a joke! All of these people who are choosing to live their lives in this kind of dog eat dog environment are heading downrepparttar 148291 wrong road.

Once God starts to really work with you and starts transmitting His knowledge to you on a lot different areas of your life - you will really be able to start to seerepparttar 148292 truth on a lot of different things - not only in your own personal life, but also withrepparttar 148293 world in general. Once that knowledge has been released to you and you have full understanding of it - God will expect you to believe in it and act on it when you are faced withrepparttar 148294 temptation to go withrepparttar 148295 wisdom ofrepparttar 148296 world rather than withrepparttar 148297 wisdom of God. Always remember who you serve. You serve and follow God and His ways for your life - notrepparttar 148298 ways and wisdom of this world.

Article written by Michael Bradley of Bible Knowledge Ministries. Their website is a resource of Bible commentary and teaching.

The article was an excerpt from Michael's E-book titled, Seeking After the Knowledge of God 2005 by Michael Bradley. All Rights Reserved.

The Holy Spirit is our Teacher

Written by Michael Bradley

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A perfect example of this is for those who really studyrepparttar Bible in order to get it really worked and assimilated into their minds and spirits. What you will find start to happen if you are willing to spend some quality time to getrepparttar 148282 Word soaked into you - is thatrepparttar 148283 Holy Spirit will bring back up to your memoryrepparttar 148284 appropriate Scripture verses when you may need them onrepparttar 148285 spot when preaching or talking to others about God and Jesus. You'll literally see these verses float right up out of your spirit in front of your mind's eye right atrepparttar 148286 moment that you will need them. This is literally a supernatural transmission of knowledge direct to your mind byrepparttar 148287 Holy Spirit Himself!

Not only canrepparttar 148288 Holy Spirit do this with Scripture verses - but He can also do this with any other bits of knowledge that He may want to give to you. He can give you His words of knowledge and wisdom all day long on whatever else you may need His help on. That is whyrepparttar 148289 Holy Spirit is called "the Helper" inrepparttar 148290 second verse above. The Holy Spirit cannot help you unless He is able to transmit words of knowledge and wisdom to you as you will need them.

The last verse says that not only willrepparttar 148291 Holy Spirit be our Helper and our Teacher - but that He will also be our Guide in this life. Think about those three words - Helper, Teacher and Guide! This is a powerful three-fold ministry thatrepparttar 148292 Holy Spirit has with each born again believer.
The last verse says thatrepparttar 148293 Holy Spirit will guide us into "all" truth. Again, noticerepparttar 148294 word "all" - all truth - not just some or part ofrepparttar 148295 truth. If you can learn to be led byrepparttar 148296 Holy Spirit and pick up when He is starts to try and communicate with you, you can literally start to receiverepparttar 148297 knowledge of God in every area of your life where you need's God's knowledge and guidance to get you through!

Article written by Michael Bradley of Bible Knowledge Ministries. Their website is a resource of Bible knowledge The article was an excerpt from Michael's E-book titled, Seeking After the Knowledge of God 2005 by Michael Bradley. All Rights Reserved.

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