So, I finished Romans. A little early! I decided to just move on to the next of Paul's letters, so 1 Corinthians, here I come!
I loved this verse. I read it with some airquotes around "foolish." I encourage you to read the whole chapter to understand why he is calling God's plan of salvation foolish (because, well, he's NOT!)
But it is to highlight just how FOOLISH we are to think we can out think, out plan, out whit God. (Isn't that like the Survivor tag line or something? Or close... LOL)
What might seem "foolish" to some is actually wiser than our most intellegent philosophers. And what some view as God's weakness (his son dying) is stronger than our biggest strengths.
It is a reminder to me of how foolish it is to try and put God in a box. I was trying to explain this to my Lacy a few weeks ago when she was asking some GREAT questions about God.
Our brain is filled of "boxes" of truths. Things we know, understand. Those truths are shaped by our experiences and perspectives.
Sometimes we take out a truth, erase a few things, make some corrections, as we grown and learn.
So our truths aren't always "accurate" but things we believe, sometimes even passionately. They are truth to US.
Our human nature is to take the truth of "God" and toss him into the box of "higher being." Or, for some, toss out that box all together because our experiences have taught us that there isn't any truth in that at all.
Here is my opinion.
God cannot be fit into a box. Not accurately anyway.
If we could put God into a box and keep him contained there, then he would be nothing more than a human flawed perspective.
That brain that has all those boxes?
Yeah. God made that.
So if you ever look at that "higher being" box and see the lid closed, thinking God is packed neatly inside, I suggest you open the lid, because it is full of lots of human assumptions and errors. Because God cannot be "understood" completely by the meer human brain.
In fact, as a believer in Jesus, I believe that I will spend all my days taking steps closer and closer, learning more, and more, but the image will not be made complete until we are in heaven.
Another good verse ---
I Corinthians 13:12 (nlt)- "Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows ME completely."