Not with Worldly Wisdom

2 Corinthians 1:12

Now this is our boast: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, in the holiness and sincerity that are from God. We have done so not according to worldly wisdom but according to God’s grace.

We must be careful that when we conduct our Christian lives that we don’t do so according to worldly wisdom.  According to worldly wisdom turning the other cheek is going to have us taken advantage of time and time again.  According to worldly wisdom the strong and powerful are blessed, not the meek and lowly.

When we live our lives, we must do so in recognition of God’s grace.  This does not only mean telling other’s about His grace.  It means that we must remember how much we have been forgiven.

Jesus tells a parable of a man who was forgiven a great debt and then holds a small debt over another person.  When the forgiver of the large debt founds out, he has the man thrown into prison for not forgiving the small debt.

We must look at other people through God’s eyes, remembering that we have been given a lot of grace.  It may not make any earthly sense to forgive someone who has wronged us greatly and may even have the potential to wrong us again.  But when we act according to God’s grace, we remember that we’ve been forgiven a lot when there was no reason to forgive us either.

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