Apostle Grace Lubega
1 Corinthians 2:4-5 (KJV); And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
In our theme scripture, Paul writes to the Corinthians reminding them that his preaching was not done with the enticing words of man’s wisdom.
This tells us that it is possible for a man to build his faith on the wisdom of men.
What does man’s wisdom teach?
I have heard some ministers of the gospel claim that everything takes time. They justify this doctrine with statements like, ‘we build brick by brick’.
God’s wisdom asks, “What time? When you say that everything takes time, do you mean earthly time or heavenly time? Are you referring to ‘Kairos’ or ‘Kronos’?”
God’s wisdom does not teach that everything takes time. It teaches that when you maximise heavenly time (kairos), you will always be ahead of your peers, you will never be or ever feel delayed and you will build in a year what it takes others twenty years to build.
Man’s wisdom teaches that you should not live above your means. As such, there is a man building wealth on a paralyzing sort of frugality.
God’s wisdom teaches that a believer has not been called to live within his means. To do so would mean that the believer is dependent on his resources to fulfil God’s vision for his life. This does not in any way mean that we should be wasteful with our resources because He is not a wasteful God. It means that you must believe what the Word of God says in 2 Corinthians 9:8, that God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.
God has not called you to the kind of faith built on the wisdom of men. He has called you to the God kind of faith that is established in the wisdom of God.
FURTHER STUDY: James 3:17, 2 Corinthians 9:8
GOLDEN NUGGET: God has not called you to the kind of faith built on the wisdom of men. He has called you to the God kind of faith that is established in the wisdom of God.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. My faith stands on Godly wisdom and not the wisdom of men. By this, I bear fruit that remains, that lasts and cannot be corrupted or destroyed. In Jesus’ name, Amen.