“For when the world with all its earthly wisdom failed to perceive and recognize and know God by means of its own philosophy, God in His wisdom was pleased through the foolishness of preaching [salvation, procured by Christ and to be had through Him], to save those who believed (who clung to and trusted in and relied on Him).” 1 Corinthians 1:21 -> me: Earthly wisdom displays the skill of human beings and brings praise to them, which is not the message of the gospel. Those who search for God by applying earthly wisdom will become frustrated. God’s plan for us is that we cannot truly know Him through our own logical thinking. It is only through the denial of ourselves that we can attain the beauty of God’s covering and peace in our lives. One thing I have learned through my own frailty is that the moment I take back control from God, I immediately feel myself moving away from Him…it always presents an opportunity for sin. Because I have experienced the calling of God on my life and KNOW the peace and love only God can provide, turning away from Him in these moments is shameful. Lord God, give me the strength to say no to my own ‘ways’ and cleave to Your Way in every decision, problem, and joy.