Today I will be reminded that there is a limit to human wisdom, and to “focus on Christ to understand God’s will. Human wisdom won’t do it.” (Max Lucado) And, as Paul reminds us, neither will brilliant speaking skills. 

1 Corinthians 1:17

For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel—not with wisdom and eloquence, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.


“Human wisdom tells us to get as much as we can, believe only what we can see, enjoy pleasure, and avoid pain. God’s wisdom tells us to give all we can, believe what we can’t see, enjoy service, and expect persecution. Trust makes all the difference.

“We know so much, and yet we know so little. The age of information is the age of confusion: much know-how, hardly any know-why. We need answers. Jesus offers them.

“To all whose lives feel like a crashed kite, He says, “We can fix this. Let Me teach you. Let Me teach you how to handle your money, long Mondays, and cranky in-laws. Let Me teach you why people fight, death comes, and forgiveness counts. But most of all, let Me teach you why on earth you are on this earth.”

NKJV Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible

Today I will discard my wisdom at God’s altar and seek His.