Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
1Co 2:4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
1Co 2:5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
1Co 2:6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:
1Co 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
The man was to only give ear unto his Father for instruction, and he was to find it pleasing to hear more enlightenment than he heard before, whereas he can be filled with all that the Father has to educate the man, seeing as man was created in God’s “likeness,” and after His “image.” And with this godly trait that the man has, he is ‘lump of clay’ so-to-speak, waiting to be ‘Fathered,’ and he will search for what he desires, and when he feels that he himself has achieved all wisdom, he searches for fulfillment in the gains and pursuits of this world, that he is ‘due,’ and that is what this world says is the ‘all-in-all’ of the ‘good life,’ and when he has attained this, and is a man to be desired, he desires to ‘father’ the men, and women of this world to ‘follow’ his likeness, and image.
1Sa 13:14 But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the LORD hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the LORD hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the LORD commanded thee.
2Co 6:11 O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.
2Co 6:12 Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.
2Co 6:13 Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged.
Furthermore, it is the word, and ways of this world that is also designed to cripple, and destroy the functional life of the saint who wants to live godly, if he is not careful he will fall victim to a gospel that sounds good to the ears, looks good to the eyes, and stirs the soul of the man, and teaches him to desire the “pride of life,” and all that comes with this great achievement, but this is Satan’s false godliness, where man displays what Satan displayed when he was “lifted up in pride,” man becomes conformed after the image of Satan in pride, beauty, and corrupt by wisdom.
1Co 1:19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
1Co 1:20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
1Co 1:21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
The “wisdom of this world” is dangerous to the saints being who God has called the to be as “perfect” sons and daughters unto Him, God desires to ‘know us’ in a ‘Father-to-son’ type of relationship, whereby we will desire His heart, and desire His Word, and desire to live unto Him, and “after” Him in the identity of godliness (God-like-ness). And even though we do not view the wisdom of this world as being dangerous unto us, it goes exactly contrary to the wisdom of God, and the Word of God, and especially against the heart and will of God as well. But today, we view the things of this world more as a ‘luxury’ for us, as we see how things have changed, and became more assessable for us, in other words; all of our 5 senses can be fulfilled and pleased easier than before. Also, we can receive this world’s wisdom anytime we want now! Before, we had to wait on the newspaper to be delivered in the morning, or the 6 O’clock news, but now, we can get the ‘up to date’ news of this world, and it is all at our fingertips. We can now all be ‘teachers,’ or ones who can now put our wisdom on display for the world to see.
1Co 7:31 And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.
Mat 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
Mat 6:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
Mat 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Finally, the “wisdom of this world,” and its ‘fashions’ are patterned “after” the attributes of Satan, man has followed after whatever his heart desires, and creates as the “good,” and despises what he now says is today’s “evil.” Man has followed after the “works of darkness” of this world, and the men that promote those things as the “good” of our day. Also, today’s lifestyle is patterned after Satan’s “night,” today’s entertainment consists of the “rioting,” the “drunkenness,” the “chambering,” the “wantonness,” the “strife,” and the “envying,” but not only does this type of lifestyle marketed; it is sought after to “fulfil the lusts” of their vain hearts, it is “desired to make one wise.” And man actually ‘becomes’ as Satan in the garden when he too “changed the truth of God into a lie,” as per Romans 1:18-28. The man has taken on the identity of Satan, instead of the identity of godliness as it was intended by God with the man who was to be created “after” His Image, and desire His Word, and desire His ways, His will, and to teach His Word, but the heart of man retains the ability to desire to be ‘fathered’ by someone, the man desires to be educated, he desires to walk after someone, and he desires to teach these things unto others, and teach others to further promote it, and to teach his words unto all the hearers, but this evil is passed off as the true “light,” and the true “good,” and the men of this world grows up daily into the wisdom of this world, and whether he knows It or not; he has placed his faith in this world, and the words of man, he trusts, and believes in the words he hears, he desires and falls in love with what he sees, and he “lusts” to ‘like’ Satan’s darkness of this world instead of seeking after “the doctrine which is according to godliness.”
Rom 13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
Rom 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
Rom 13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
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Thank-you, good stuff as usual brother.