A prison warden had an unusual manner for determining afternoon passes. He would call the eligible prisoners in one at a time and ask them two questions. If they correctly answered both, they could gain an afternoon pass. He called in the first prisoner and asked, “What would happen to you if I were to poke out one of your eyes?” “I would be half blind, of course,” answered the prisoner. “What would happen,” continued the warden, “if I poked out the other eye?” “I would be completely blind,” answered the prisoner. The warden wrote him an afternoon pass and as the prisoner left, he whispered the correct answers to the next eligible prisoner. The warden called the next prisoner in and asked him, “What would happen if I cut off one of your ears?” The prisoner answered, “I would be blind in one eye.” Confused, the warden asked a second question. “What would happen if I cut off your other ear?” “I would be completely blind,” answered the prisoner. “Can you explain your answer?” asked the warden. “Sure,” smiled the prisoner. “My hat would fall down over my eyes!” The warden wrote the pass.
The natural man may be witty and cunning, but he cannot receive the wisdom of God’s Spirit unless he studies the Word of God, believes it, & obeys every word. The natural man can have lots of book learning and know many things in the physical realm, but unless he gets online with the Holy Spirit he can never receive the depth of wisdom that is available for all who believe. God’s wisdom can save us from unforeseen heartache and troubles.
A leading economic expert, Professor Irving Fisher of Yale, had this to say about the bright future of the stock market and the American economy: “Stock prices have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.” His statement was spoken in early October 1929, just a couple weeks before the stock market crash that ushered in the Great Depression. Man’s knowledge is not enough; it is limited.
T. S. Eliot put it so beautifully when he said, “All our knowledge brings us nearer to our ignorance. All our ignorance brings us nearer to death, but nearness to death no nearer to God.” Then he asks the question that hangs over this whole generation: “Where is the life we have lost in living?” Many people, today, are in a bad way because they lack the wisdom of God. Things would be so different if they would only submit to His word. God can turn things around. He can do the impossible. He can save. He can heal. He can give peace. He can restore a broken marriage. How? He is God!!
It is written, “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out! For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to whom be glory forever. Amen” (Romans 11:33-36). Equate God to no man! He is the All Wise God over all!! For more, you can visit us online at www.JoyChristianMinistries.com.
Pastor J.C. Myers, III
Pastor J.C. founded Joy Christian Ministries in 1992. He was Sr. Pastor at Joy Christian Ministries in West Sacramento, California from 1992-2016. He was succeeded by his 2nd son, Pastor Brandon Myers who had been under his father's ministry and teaching for 39 years.