So-called “wisdom” is a trap for the intellectuals

There are many people in our society who think they can be smarter/wiser, than those around them. They are proud about the powers of their intellect. They think they can solve any puzzle by pure logic.

But these people are trapped by their own pride. The foundation of true wisdom is humility. If you want to be truly wise you need to first acknowledge that you are an idiot, and secondly, acknowledge that you cannot learn truth by your own smarts. You can only become wise if God allows you to become wise. You are a fool, and have no hope for comprehending the truth unless God gives you wisdom. That is why King Solomon wrote in the Bible:

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
    and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. (Proverbs 9:10).

People today chase after a kind of wisdom that is futile, useless. They learn science, history, literature, math, culture, but all these things are wasted without the knowledge of the cross. The cross of Christ is the cornerstone of wisdom: all other knowledge is incapable of standing alone. Many intellectuals spend years chasing what they think is wisdom, but it is not true wisdom:

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness”; 20 and again, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.” I Corinthians 3:19-20)

None of your learning is of any value unless you first learn about Jesus. You need to get rid of your pride and your spirit of superiority, and humbly accept the “foolishness” of the cross for the true wisdom it is. Yes, if you believe in Jesus everyone else will think you are a fool, but they are the real fools. In the end God will vindicate the humble person who trusts in Him, not the proud person who trusts in their own intellect.

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