Worldly Wisdom

It is a well known scientific fact that the illuminating power of phosphorus is due to the process of decomposition, the outcome of putrefaction, although no appearance of it may be visible. The wisdom of this world may be very attractive in certain circumstances, but with regard to spiritual things it is only phosphorescence as compared with the wisdom of God in Christ Jesus. It may be beautiful, but it is ephemeral and delusive, being only the product of corrupt man. In the Scriptures we have "the sure word of prophecy, wherein we do well to take heed" (2 Peter 1:19).