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Parenting by Design - May 7

  • 2021 May 07

Knowledge v. Wisdom

1 Cor 1:20-21:  "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? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe" (NASU).

The education of our children can be an all-consuming passion.  We struggle to get them into the right schools, starting with pre-school and continuing through graduate school, but we must keep in mind that a great education does not guarantee success in God's eyes.  Many of today's schools, particularly colleges, consider the message of the cross "foolish".  To them it is a sign of weakness, disgrace and low standing.  As parents, we must balance that message with the truth that the world's wisdom does not save.  The greatest secular education misses the point - only the cross can save.

Wisdom is available when we seek God.  When we concentrate our efforts on teaching the value of an eternal perspective, we can worry a little less about the world's view of where wisdom can be found.

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