Human wisdom leads to pride and division among people because the educated believe they are better than the less educated whether it’s countries, individuals or the church.
1 Corinthians 1:27 tells us that God has deliberately chosen what the world regards as foolish in order to confound those that believe that they are smarter and verse 29 tells us why… “that no flesh should glory in His presence”
I have observed this first hand…. the arrogance with which “educated” people approach the subject of God, in fact, God is regarded by them as merely an idea to be embraced by “uneducated” and “technologically backward” people.
But why is this so abhorrent to God ? …. NO HUMAN has anything to be “proud” about…. any brains, any abilities, any achievements are quite literally gifts from God…. no person can achieve anything unless God allows it to be so.
So you worked hard and feel you deserve to be proud of yourself…. really ? …. you could have been struck down with cancer or had an unfortunate accident or experienced some neurological disorder that turned you into a babbling idiot….. therefore you have been allowed by God the health and strength to “work hard and achieve” NOT for the purpose of magnifying yourself above other “lesser mortals” BUT for the purpose of HELPING OTHERS and being a blessing to the world in which you live.
SELFISHNESS and EGO are at the root of the academic and political system on this planet…… a desperate desire to GET AHEAD of other mortals during your rather short (compared to eternity) stay on this planet…. a craving to get honour, riches, prestige…. and power…. above your fellow humans.
Why can you not simply trust God to give you what is best for you ? …. because either you dont believe in Him at all…. or else YOU believe that YOU know what is best for YOU and quite literally “have your best interest at heart” and you have this feeling that perhaps your “god” is not quite as concerned about your SUPREMACY as YOU are.
My friend, YOU need Jesus today….. the Bible says, “The FEAR of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 9:10 and Psalm 111:10)
ACADEMICS…. YOU need to approach your studies with this PREMISE…. because this is NOT the conclusion reached after being filled with “MAN’s wisdom”….. by the time you reach your “Phd.” you will have doubts about the AUTHORITY of the Bible and it’s TRUTH …. will have been replaced with questions, reasoning and argument…… you will have been “taught” to accept nothing without rigorous investigation and rational proof….. thereby replacing GOD’s REVELATION of Himself…. with your own conclusions and “common sense”….. and will (probably) regard the Bible as nothing more than man’s attempt to control other “less educated” and “primitive” peoples.
Your own “enlightened” mind…. will now have become judge and jury for everything !
FAITH ? …. the only faith you will have will be in your own “enlightened brain” …. and YOU will be confident that you can “reason out” everything….. and if you cant, with a little more reading and education, YOU will soon be able to figure it out.
No wonder Jesus said…. “whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God like a little child shall in no way enter it” (Luke 18:17)
EDUCATION does not prepare you for eternity…… FAITH does !