Methodist Church Daily Reflection For September 25, 2022 : Topic – Beyond Human Wisdom
Methodist Daily Reflection
Sun, Sept 25th
THEME: BEYOND HUMAN WISDOM
PASSAGE: 1 CORINTHIANS 2:13-16
Read – Day: Eph 1; Night: Isaiah 15-19
MEMORY VERSE: 1 Corinthians 2:14a “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God.”
HYMN: MHB 360 (L.M.) –HAPPY the man that finds the grace
PRAYER: Lord God, give us the heart of humility to patiently grasp your unfailing wisdom and apply same to our lifestyle, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
The Corinthian Church during Paul’s time was full of philosophers who claimed they possessed wisdom to argue and dispute matters. Through their wisdom they confused the congregation. Paul had to write to differentiate between human wisdom and that of God. Paul made them know that there are three types of wisdom – the wisdom of man, the wisdom of the world and the wisdom of God which supersedes all.
Paul taught them that the wisdom which he received and the doctrine he preached (the gospel of the resurrected Lord) was beyond human wisdom. Human wisdom can explain only things that are visible. Though natural things declare the glory of God in (Ps 19: 1-3) they are insufficient to reveal God’s full wisdom.
The preaching of the gospel to convert an unregenerated audience and lead them into repentance is received from the wisdom that is beyond human wisdom. The wisdom of God teaches the spiritual things which only a mature Christian with the Spirit of God in him/her can understand.
The unregenerated minds cannot understand them. They are folly to them because their spiritual eyes are blurred and their ears are blocked to the inspired Word of God.
When you listen to a preacher you should discern the deep things of the Word rather than having preconceived notion. The way by which the word can profit you is to listen with rapt attention to a preacher when he preaches biblical truths and you will know that the wisdom of God is beyond human wisdom.
The Word of God is beyond human wisdom in that, it tells the creation of visible and invisible things including humanity (Gen. 1: 1ff); it is sealed by the Spirit of God who also interprets it and it tells the redemption story of the world.