“Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom.” Jeremiah 9:23
Men are not to rejoice in their wisdom, their strength, or their riches, but in the fact that they have a knowledge of Christ. This knowledge is the most excellent, the most precious, that we can posses. It is the pledge of everlasting life. For “this” is life eternal, that we might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” Money cannot buy it, intellect cannot grasp it, power cannot command it; but to all who will accept it God’s glorious grace is freely given. But men may feel their need, and, renouncing all self-dependence, accept salvation as a a gift. Those who enter heaven will not scale its walls by their own righteousness, no will its gates be opened to them for costly offerings of gold or silver; but they will gain an entrance to the many mansions of the Father’s house through the merit of the cross of Christ.
The self-righteous feel no need of Christ. And when those who profess His name extol their own wisdom and goodness, they give evidence that they are not acquainted with him. As soon as Christ is revealed to the soul, the sinner feels that his only hope is in the Lamb of God as the only source of forgiveness and redemption for their sins. As Christ begins to open His love before him watch the effect, and see what it is. Many claim this experience who are strangers to the love of Christ. But it leads on to look with humility upon himself, . . .if he gives evidence that the heavenly reward is of more value to him than his worldly possessions, we may know that beams of life from Christ are shining upon his soul.
Out of Christ, human wisdom in all its forms is foolishness; for those who trust in their own wisdom, have lost eternity out of their reckoning . . . To all who believe in Jesus as able to save to the utmost all that come unto God by Him, the gospel is the power and wisdom of God.
I have the pleasure of knowing these soldiers for Christ, they are missionaries in their daily life. And somehow, the sign over their head, is the anointing of joy, happiness, love and forgiveness! Of course I have to adopted them! They are truly “wise guys.” But you’d never know by how silly these “wise guys” are, and having fun is their middle name. Can’t help but love em!
What do they do for fun? I have a huge photo collection, but not as many as Ryan!