Monday, October 11, 2010

Right Wisdom and Wrong Wisdom

C. J. Mahaney recently post on the Desiring God National Conference message by John Piper titled "The Life of the Mind and the Love of God." You can read the entire article here. One big thing that stuck out in my mind as I read the article:

"There is a right thinking about the cross. There is a true wisdom in the cross. Paul said, “Among the mature we do impart wisdom” (1 Corinthians 2:6). The difference between the wisdom that the cross destroys and the wisdom that the cross awakens is the difference between self-exalting wisdom and Christ-exalting wisdom. True wisdom sees the glory of God in the cross. False wisdom sees the cross as foolishness because it threatens our pride.

There is no other object of knowledge in the universe that exposes proud, man-exalting thinking like the cross does. Only humble, Christ-exalting thinking can survive in the presence of the cross. The effect of the cross on our thinking is not cut off thinking about God, but to confound boasting in the presence of God. The cross does not nullify thinking it purifies thinking."

Grace upon grace,
JRL

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