20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 1 Corinthians 1:20
When I was in high school I used to think that we had enough intellectual brain power to solve all the world’s problems, one by one. Many still think that way. In fact, prominent atheists believe they can solve any problem in the world if they used science, logic, and imagination. While that sounds plausible, it neglects the deepest need of mankind: the spiritual. They may attempt to solve the external problems facing the world, but ignore the internal problems such as greed, envy, strife, anger, bitterness, hopelessness, jealousy, and the lusts the heart.
That’s why Christians begin tackling the external problems of the world after their internal and eternal issues have been resolved. Only then can they begin sorting out the important issues of the day. Until that time, a lot in life just doesn’t make sense. What we thought was “important” takes on a new and different meaning.
It’s as if salvation unlocks a door to another world and thought process that we didn’t know we had.
People are still trying to solve the world’s social, political, and economic woes. Until they fill their own spiritual vacuum, they will be frustrated and aimless.