The so called wise He makes them wander in circles
Job 12:24 -
He taketh away understanding from the chiefs of the people of the earth, And causeth them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.
Before I came into the Lord, the Lord had to break down first all that I thought I knew in sense of science and knowledge of this world. This world had put into me many theories with regards to explaining God, miracles, creation, faith etc. It was only when God proved them nil, then only I really started to know God.
In today's scripture the Lord is telling us through the scriptures that people who think they know will be made to wander through their own understanding like fools.
As I grew in the Lord I realized that the problem is not with knowledge the problem lies in the understanding which people hold. Science and creation in truth does not contradict God but in fact proves Him and glorifies Him. The problem is man has very little understanding of it and yet thinks he knows. In that little he has made his world and therefore put God out or has make his own version of God.
This limited knowledge and understanding is not only pertaining to the world but even with the Bible. People who think they have the whole knowledge of the Bible are also made fools by God. They start to contradict their own understanding and do not know the beginning from the end. God makes the fools of this world and also of Christianity to go in circles.
The Lord says even the so called Bible masters would not know the beginning from the end.
A few days back I attended a session by a person who was head of Bible study of a well-known Church and dome theology with excellence. What I found this person has no understanding of the basics of the faith like what resurrection i. To confirm and let the Lord lead her further I did met the person after the session I asked the person 2 questions to which the person honestly denied knowing the answers of it. Many of the questions the person answered were like programed into the person by others. The person did show some sparks of wisdom from God but the programing by man did not let the person grow.
There was another Church which I attended for some ceremony and the person to break the Word got late so the Pastor took the Word and when the head arrived at the end she knew almost every scripture and even repeated the words which the Pastor spoke. It wasnít the Lord Who was speaking through them for many of the scriptures were miss quoted and the whole sharing was mostly full of blunders. This shows the level of human programing that goes on in Churches.
Today's scripture tells us it is God who gives the wisdom to understand His Kingdom. It is not that we should not listen to other people at all. What God requires of us is not to totally depend on man for understanding. We can take help from Men and Women of God through whom He speaks to us but we should realize He is our ultimate Teacher. The Kingdom of God is beyond imagination and by sticking to just what a person teaches us we limit the Kingdom of God even if what that person is revealing is true and this disappoints God.
It is very sad that one really needs to hunt even in the thousands of preachers and teachers of the Word to find one person whom the Lord teaches. If one opens ones spiritual eyes and see, the Church is filled with overgrown babes and spiritual dwarfs. Many start well but then go into following the herd not the Shepherd. Following a sheep who is led by the Shepherd is no problem. But the day the sheep stops following the Shepherd we would never know and would still be following the lost sheep. Let us keep our eyes on the Shepherd He leads us to green pastures every day.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You are full of Wisdom. There is no measure or beginning or end to your Wisdom. You are our provider and even wisdom comes from You. You do set man to lead us when we are lambs but even as man Jesus You did not continue leading those given unto You but You handed them over to the Holy Spirit Who is the true Teacher and Helper. Holy Spirit, the Church needs You most at this time. They need to know You are the Rock on which it is built. Without You the Bride cannot be prepared for the wedding...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripturesr ]
24 He taketh away understanding from the chiefs of the people of the earth, And causeth them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.
25 They grope in the dark without light; And he maketh them to stagger like a drunken man.
46 And it came to pass, after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both hearing them, and asking them questions:
47 and all that heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.
48 And when they saw him, they were astonished; and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I sought thee sorrowing.
49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? knew ye not that I must be in my Father's house?
50 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.
51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth; and he was subject unto them: and his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.
52 And Jesus advanced in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
1 Corinthians 1:19-21
19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And the discernment of the discerning will I bring to nought.
20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
21 For seeing that in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom knew not God, it was Godís good pleasure through the foolishness of the preaching to save them that believe.
12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
Matthew 23:1-10 [italic words removed]
1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,
2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Mosesí seat:
3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.
4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay on menís shoulders; but they will not move them with one of their fingers.
5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi [means Mater].
8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, Christ; and all ye are brethren.
9 And call no your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, Christ.
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