AVADIJ – 6/10/08

For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom,
and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.
1 Corinthians 1:25

This is one of those “big picture” verses for me. Whenever something doesn’t make sense to me – a disappointment, an illness, a catastrophe, whatever – I remind myself that God is so much smarter than I am. And what a comfort there is in that.

Of course, saying God is a lot smarter than me isn’t saying a whole lot. When I was a kid and friends would get into that whole “my dad can beat your dad up”, thing, I could always say, “my dad is smarter than your dad,” and it usually shut them up. Because my dad is really smart. So maybe I should start reminding myself that God is so much smarter than my dad.


  1. Kris on June 10, 2008 at 9:40 am

    That is a great verse. I had forgotten about it. thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. His Girl on June 10, 2008 at 9:50 am

    That’s an awesome verse!!! I need to remind myself that I will never outsmart God-this verse oughtta do the trick. thanks, sis!

  3. Gretchen on June 10, 2008 at 11:23 am

    Perspective. Thank You. I’ve been needing me some good, old fashioned perspective and big picture focus. Myopia is common when I’m busy. Have a great day, Love.xxxooogretchen

  4. Lynilu on June 10, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    We can all use reminding that God is smart enough to know what we need. I remind myself often that there is a purpose for everything that happens, and I’m getting better about remembering that. It’s only taken me 64 years to quit, er, make that “ease up,” pushing against the immovable ultimate wisdom!!

  5. Sing4joy on June 10, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    If you consider that God IS your Dad – then you are always right to say that He is smarter. Well, except – He is my Dad too. So. Therefore….I guess your Dad can’t really be smarter than my Dad. That was dumb. But we CAN say that we have the same Dad! There. I like that. I guess I also cannot claim to be smarter than God. Cause He would never say rabble like that.

  6. Eileen on June 10, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    Love this Jen, and so very true. Thanks for this perspective, much needed.

  7. Casdok on June 11, 2008 at 7:17 am

    Thank you for the reminder. Like Eileen, very much needed!

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