Wednesday, March 07, 2007

The Smartest Man in the World

He is the smartest man in the world. He has multiple languages and complete understanding of world-view and philosophy. He has an uncanny ability to remember and connect. People are amazed by his brilliance as it easily flows over economic theory and chemical applications. Math and Literature seem almost undivided.

But, alas…still a problem. His intelligence has hidden a most evident fact. It is no small thing that looms over his head as an unseen noose.

You see - the smartest man in the world does not understand…that he is limited.

Though he commands a wide range of topics and logic, his perspective limits him.
Things he once knew…have changed.
As creatively and laboriously he works, he cannot expand beyond himself.

But THE LORD is uncontained. God is unbound.

As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are God’s ways higher than your ways and God’s thoughts higher than your thoughts (Is 55:9)

Compared to God, the smartest man in the world’s thoughts “are a mere breath” (Ps 94:11)

Man is DEPENDENT on the revelation of God.

Our best knowledge is merely a mystery (Deut 29:29).

However- the existence of God is not in the realm of the mysterious:

A simple man knows good because he is made in the image of God.
A child knows love because of the imprint of the creator.
All men evaluate and discriminate as a reflection of the Creator.
Logic is logical in the creation of the God of order.
Reason is reasonable because the nature of God is to reason.
Science is systematic because God is a God of design.

The smartest man suppresses his limitations and limps incautiously to eternity.
The simple man sees his limits and reverently casts himself on the Great Unlimited One.

In the full light of this truth…who is the real fool?

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