I Corinthians 1:21 (MSG) Since the world in all its fancy wisdom never had a clue when it came to knowing God, God in His wisdom took delight in using what the world considered dumb—preaching, of all things!—to bring those who trust Him into the way of salvation.
The curse of sin in Eden’s garden left human beings estranged from God, yet with an increased desire to know God on their own. “Such estrangement ultimately reveals itself as human pride, often disguised as religious desire to know God apart from Christ. Yet without God’s Spirit revealing Himself to people through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, no person can know God.” Our best human efforts to know God are rooted in human reason, secularism, and various human philosophies found in every culture. When the Holy Spirit impacts us with an indescribable awakening that demands a response, we sometimes resist with a thousand reasons. Don’t resist. Don’t call it foolishness. Yield. Let the Holy Spirit lead you into life-transforming faith.