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The Bible says the intelligence of the wise is as nothing, compared to God’s wisdom and the natural wisdom of the world is different to godly, spiritual wisdom (1 Cor 1:18-25, 2:6-8). Pray that you will have spiritual insight, to understand the times and know what to do, for we don’t have the ability to direct our way (1 Chr 12:32; Jer 10:23).

We are to use our minds (which must be surrendered to the Lord), yet they must not be a substitute for His insights, override our faith, or attempt to discredit by explaining away God’s power and the Christian faith which is based on His unchangeable Word, not man’s philosophies and ideas (Col 2:8; 2 Tim 3:16,17).

Intellect is good, however clever resources and human wisdom can’t receive or understand spiritual truth; as the thoughts of man are futile and only lead to pride;“Pity those who are wise in their own eyes”, who consider they know

Don’t allow your brains to rob you of God

it all and don’t need Jesus (Ps 94:11; Prov 3:7; Isa 5:21; 1 Cor 3:20). Intellectual pride cuts a person off from truth, consequently there will be many worldly-wise people in hell because they were fools and did not accept Christ as Saviour.

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