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This Worlds Wisdom Made Foolish

Book of John

A Sermon on John 1:16

For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. (ESV)

How does the wisdom of the world compare to the wisdom of God? Listen as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones explains how the world cannot understand Christ because what the world sees as wise, Christ says is folly. God’s ways are wholly opposed to this worldly wisdom. He uses the weak and the base to shame the false wisdom of the world. This is seen clearly in the incarnation and in the birth of Christ. For Jesus was not born in a palace or amongst royalty, but He was born in a manger amongst the poor and weak. In His ministry He confounded the wisdom of the world by teaching the lowly and humble. He lived and died a poor man with few possessions. But He revealed the true wisdom of God in His life in ministry. He amazed the scribes and the Pharisees with his wisdom and authority. In his weakness, God’s wisdom was manifested and in His humility God’s power was displayed. From His birth in a lowly birth in a manger to His death in the cross, in Jesus we see the wisdom of God shaming the wisdom of the world. We should not be ashamed of Christ, for in Him is all wisdom and truth.