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How do ye say, We are wise?

Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the Lord.   How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us? Lo, certainly in vain made he it; the pen of the scribes is in vain. (Jeremiah 8:Ver. 7-8).

How do ye say, We are wise?” If ye were so, ye would never say so.

“Surely I am more brutish than any man,” said holy Agur. {#Pr 30:2}

This only I know, that I know nothing, said Socrates. Continue reading “How do ye say, We are wise?”

God calleth that “wickedness” which they counted wisdom.

For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me.

Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me. (Isaiah 47:10)

Thou hast trusted in thy wickedness. God calleth that “wickedness” which they counted wisdom.

 

Painting: Seascape Study with Rain Cloud(c.1824), by John Constable

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