For it is written, ‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;
and intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.’

1 Corinthians 1:19

Paul was quoting from Isaiah’s prophecy against the empty and insincere worship of the Israelites. God was not impressed by those who thought they knew best. He said, ‘Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by me.’ (Is.29:13) Nothing has changed down the centuries and ‘clever men’ still try to use intellectual arguments in an attempt to disprove both God and his word. Such arrogance is doomed to failure, as Paul goes on to write, the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom (v25). I know whose wisdom I trust!

Daily Reading: 2 Chronicles 21