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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Christ- The Wisdom and Power of God



"Brothers, think of what you were when you were called.
Not many of you were wise by human standards; not
many were influential; not many were of noble birth.

But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame
the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to
shame the strong.
He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised
things and the things that are not- to nullify the things
that are, so that no one may boast before Him.

It is because of Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who
has become for us wisdom from God- that is our
righteousness, holiness and redemption."

1 Corinthians 1: 26- 30


When I was not yet a born again Christian, I used my intellect to craft the philosophy and belief system of my life. I chose the path of rational and intelligent thinking and synthesized the different religious and spiritual beliefs to mold my own belief system. But it brought me nowhere. I could not do the good things I wanted to do and the bad things I did not want to do, that I kept on doing. It made me miserable. Being born again in Christ by accepting Him as my Lord and savior and surrendering my entire life to Him enabled me to gain the wisdom and power of the Holy Spirit. Now I know the things of God by His grace and wisdom that is by faith and never by intellect. Those who cling to their human intelligence will never have a real encounter with God, for God can be discerned only by pure faith.




Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Wisdom, Power, Foolish Things, Weak Things, Righteousness, Bible, Corinthians, Born Again, Intellect, Philosophy, Belief System, Lord and Savior, Grace, Pure Faith, Joy, Peace, Eternal Life, Salvation

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
Philippines
Spiritual/Inspirational

10 comments:

Nick | Mom Most Traveled said...

Thank you for the video. I enjoyed watching it.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Nick/Mom Most Traveled,
You're welcome. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Shawie said...

that's a very striking and inspiring post, Mel...I certainly agree, "Those who cling to their human intelligence will never have a real encounter with God, for God can be discerned only by pure faith."
have a great week and God Bless!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shawie,
I greatly appreciate your faith my friend. Seldom do we see people with great faith who can stand up for their faith in God. We will see each other when the Lord comes to deliver His elect from this transient world. Thanks for your visit and inspiring comments. God bless you always.

Mikes said...

The song Eagle's wings is one of favorites. great to know to have a christian blogsite like this.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Mikes,
Yes, it is a beautiful praise song that tells how God carry us on eagle's wings so that we can transcend all kinds of trials. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Dr.Bruce said...

Another great article Mel. It has been a blessings to read your devotionals and blog, even if only periodically. Truly we will only find God's peace through the revelation of the Spirit and God's wisdom rather than the philosophies of men.

Be blessed.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Dr. Bruce,
It has always been a privilege and pleasure to hear something from you whom I hold in high esteem. Truly, God's wisdom are in your words. Thanks for your visit. God bless you always.

Winston said...

True message, somtimes we get all wise to ourselves forgetting God is the wisdom we need to look up to. God has a plan.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Winston,
Yes, true wisdom comes from God. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless.