Don’t Be a Wise Guy!

Check out Romans 2:17-29. Paul launches here against the hypocrisy and arrogance of the Jews. Don’t get him going you might say, and he is here. While this tirade speaks to the Chosen People who did not choose the Messiah sent to them as promised, we can gain some insight into what it’s like to be pompous and puffed up, just in case we’ve gotten too big for our britches.

It’s possible to ride a high horse as a Christian too. We too can think we are a “guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness, a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of the immature,” and we may very well be, but what is done is not from the heart, or by the Spirit. What is done is to receive praise from men rather than God.

Don’t get carried away thinking you’re the “embodiment of knowledge and of the truth.”

Don’t get carried away thinking you’re the “embodiment of knowledge and of the truth.” Truth is, if you’ve got anything to offer, it is that which is given by the Spirit.

Don’t be a wise guy!

About Rick Reynolds

You'll find me in the far right hand corner of evangelical Christianity. I defy more categorization than that. Been studying the Word for 40 years and counting.
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