by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
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“Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?” (I Cor. 1:20).
This challenge was hurled at the intellectual world of nineteen hundred years ago, so famous for its philosophy, literature and art. Nor are these the words of one who himself lacked the benefits of higher learning. Rather, they flowed from the pen of one of the most learned men, one of the greatest thinkers of all time: the Apostle Paul. More than this, they are found in that Book of books, the Bible, which has withstood, not barely but magnificently, all the attacks of a thousand critics through centuries of time. This Book says:
“The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God” (I Cor. 3:19).
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Prov. 9:10).
Actually, the “intellectuals” in any age are those who assent to the theories of those who agree with each other that they are intellectual! Dissent from them and you have automatically branded yourself an illiterate!
“But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
“And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
“That no flesh should glory in His presence” (I Cor. 1:27-29).
To the Reader:
Some of our Two Minutes articles were written many years ago. Rather than rewrite or date such articles, we have left them just as they were when first published. This, we felt, would add to the interest, especially since our readers understand that many of them first appeared as newspaper articles. We hope that you’ll agree that while some of the references in these articles are dated, the spiritual truths taught therein are timeless.
Now that my backside, and the (what feels like) 4,000 muscles in my legs, have recovered from the Swainsboro trip on Thursday, I planted one more flowering bush in the old garden area, a White Plumbago.
I think I’ve earned a well deserved rest, don’t you? 🙂 lol
Here’s hoping your weekend is blessed and joyful.
Yesterday, the weather was picture perfect. This prompted us to hop on the metal steeds and travel to Swainsboro for lunch. I also had to wind test my new windscreen (it passed). 🙂 Before this trip, I had no inkling that US Highway 1 was in such deplorable condition. Really, our Government should be ashamed to allow a Federal Highway to get in such a bad way. Oh, the trip itself was enjoyable but it turned out to be 185 grueling miles of bone jarring journey. There’s one heave and pot hole after another. Shameful. Anyway, we tried to made the best of it.
First stop was just up the road in Appling County at a farmers field and old barn. I love this spot because it is so picturesque. Appling County is just beautiful anyway, in my opinion.
Then onward to the Coleman House in Swainsboro (Emanuel County) and delicious eats.
It’s buffet style (serve yourself), which is a very popular way of eating all over the Southeast.
On the return, we stopped by a very, very old house, not distant from Swainsboro, that I have an affinity for. I always wonder what it’s story is. Who lived there, is it still in the family, and so forth. It’s just kinda a cool place. Very tranquil.
Further along in the journey we stopped at a marker for the Blue Star Highway Memorial Markers which was a designation given by Garden Clubs in 1945 directly following World War II. And I quote, “In 1945, the National Council of State Garden Clubs adopted this program and began a Blue Star Highway system that covers thousands of miles across the Continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii. A large metal Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker was placed at appropriate locations along the way.” Alas, because of all the ‘social’ programs in our Country these past years, roads have become terribly neglected. They should be changed to the Black And Blue Highways.
Hope you enjoyed the ride! Have a blessed day folks. Jesus loves you and so do I.
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