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Daily Meditations: Vanity Of Vanities

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The Bible talks about two types of wisdoms.

Of the first it says “such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic” – James 3:15.

If one is not careful, we could grow in the wisdom of this world and think we are sophisticated forgetting that God has said He uses the foolish things of this world to confound the wise.

Take for instance the saying ‘when in Rome behave as the Romans do’. This is the direct opposite of God’s word in Romans 12:2 “do not conform to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind”. Or consider the saying ‘seeing is believing’ which is in contradiction to the words spoken by Yeshu’a (Jesus) in John 11:40 “Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”.

Again consider the saying that ‘every man for himself and God for us all’ which is in contradiction to what God says in Philippians 2:4 “not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others”.

The fact remains that sophistication in the ways of the world will often put you at variance with the way of the Word but as Solomon, the most sophisticated man that ever lived said, all sophistication outside the wisdom of God is “vanity of vanities” – Ecclesiastes 1:2.

Reno Omokri is the pastor of the Mind of Christ Christian Center and author of Shunpiking No Shortcuts To God. He can be reached on Twitter @renoomokri.

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