"I have come that they might have life and have it to the full..." -John 10:10b

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Worldly Wisdom vs. Godly Discernment

**These are some things I've been reading. Sorry guys, but my Mom is coming in tonight and my day is jam packed with all kinds of stuff to do in preparation! So, this will have to do. Still, I find the following verses to be incredibly humbling and inspirational, I hope you will too! **

"If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid
with regard to external things. Don't wish to be thought to know anything; and even if you appear to be somebody important to others, distrust yourself. For, it is difficult to both keep your faculty of choice in a state conformable to nature, and at the same time acquire external things. But while you are careful about the one, you must of necessity neglect the other. "

Seems I've imagined Him all of my life
As the wisest of all of mankind
But if God's Holy wisdom is foolish to men
He must have seemed out of His mind

For even His family said He was mad
And the priests said a demon's to blame
But God in the form of this angry young man
Could not have seemed perfectly sane

When we in our foolishness thought we were wise
He played the fool and He opened our eyes
When we in our weakness believed we were strong
He became helpless to show we were wrong
And so we follow God's own fool
For only the foolish can tell-
Believe the unbelievable
And come be a fool as well

So come lose your life for a carpenter's son
For a madman who died for a dream
And you'll have the faith His first followers had
And you'll feel the weight of the beam
So surrender the hunger to say you must know
Have the courage to say I believe
For the power of paradox opens your eyes
And blinds those who say they can see


So we follow God's own Fool
For only the foolish can tell
Believe the unbelievable,
And come be a fool as well

-Michael Card "God's Own Fool"

1 comments on "Worldly Wisdom vs. Godly Discernment"

Emily said...

Enjoy your time with your mom! Any projects planned?