In our reading of Job today, God challenges him. These words stuck out for me:
“Have you explored the springs from which the seas come?
Have you explored their depths?
Do you know where the gates of death are located?
Have you seen the gates of utter gloom?
Do you realize the extent of the earth?” (Job 38:16-18)
I thought about how some people have gone into space but no one can seem to go down to the bottom of the ocean… we think we know so much, but we really don’t know as much as we think we do.
Some people believe they are so intelligent, but they say that God does not exist. It makes me think about Isaiah 5:21, “What sorrow for those who are wise in their own eyes and think themselves so clever.”
One of the most intelligent people in the Bible was the apostle Paul, and even he said, “…though I could have confidence in my own effort if anyone could… now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done. Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ and become one with him” (Phil 3:4, 7-9).
How smart are you?
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