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24 Men ['enowsh] do therefore fear
[yare'] him: he respecteth [ra'ah] not any that are wise [chakam] of heart [leb]. KJV-Interlinear
24 'Therefore men fear Him; He does not regard any who are wise of heart.'
In this universe, there are only two opinions. Gods opinion is truth, or that which we call
the perfect matching of facts to reality.
And then there is everything else.
Gods wisdom is truth.
Mans wisdom is limited to his academic observations and discoveries, and
the subsequent interpretations of those things.
The simplest concepts in Gods knowledge base, are far
superior to mans most abstract and deepest thoughts.
1 Cor. 1:18-19
18 For the word of the cross is to those who are
perishing foolishness, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19
For it is written, 'I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And the cleverness
of the clever I will set aside.' NASB
1 Cor 1:20-21
20 Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where
is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? NASB
1 Cor 1:25
25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men,
and the weakness of God is stronger than men. NASB
Man is incapable of interpreting the details of life
from within his own generation. How then
can man figure out God?
In recent days, well over 300 earthquakes have rattled
the west coast, from Alaska to California, and even into the midwest. Is this a sign of sorts, of something bigger?
Experts say that the 'big one' will hit in the next
thirty years. Experts say that currently
known world oil reserves will be depleted in the next thirty years (guess how
much gas is going to cost in the next few years?). Experts say that the world population will be
double in the next thirty years.
Are all of these predictions converging onto some
preset historical event?
And of course predictions are a dime a dozen, and all
have come and gone without incident. But
to those who study the scriptures, these things may have more meaning than they
would to those who see them as foolishness.
The focus of the Christian life is not on predictions,
but on fulfilling ones obligation to advance to spiritual maturity. Preparation for this life as well as the next
life is our priority. Observing possible
future events is merely an honor given to us, if indeed these things really
God does not regard the wisdom of men. Mans wisdom lists well below the moron level,
when placed on Gods IQ scale. If man is
given massive evidences of Gods wisdom and cannot seem to assimilate them, then
how can man possibly chart his own destiny?
He who pursues his own plans, and forms and executes
his own counsels, will fail completely in life.
But he who pursues Gods plans and Gods counsel, will most definitely
succeed, not only for now, but for all of eternity.
Elihu now completes his comments and enters into a
very long pause.
All five men have now had their say and silence falls
And so it is with life. Everyone will have their say in history, but
sooner or later all that can be said by man and angel (Satan included), will
have been said and tried. Then silence
will fall on the wisdom of humanity.
God will always have the final say in all matters, and
it will be God who will conclude all matters.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.