“……and you say we have no wisdom except HIS?”


Lenten Journey – Day 42
Biblical Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
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3-Apr-12: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31

18 For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written,

“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,

and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”

20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe. 22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, 23 but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.

26 Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things that are, 29 so that no one might boast in the presence of God. 30 He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, 31 in order that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”








“……and you say we have no wisdom except HIS?”




All walking in line now, all quiet now, are our friends in stronger quest.

All critterly minds so pointed towards the light, so focused on the right.

“Oh, we gots it now, we knows it now, we so muchly betterly bright in rest.”

So did critters swell of chest and mark the crest of next peak so high in the light.



“Wait, wait, ye foolish critters!  Ye make not your own light, ye block real light!”

“What mean ye, cans’t bean ye, Old Squawker?” did all critters keen on high.

“Why, ye must know now how ye brightest light, ye greatest sight, all blight!

“Ye must see now, must wait now, on the Bright, the ONLY bright, from HIS SIGH!”



16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. willowdot21
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 05:37:23

    Old Crow came down and looking on the unfolks the critterly ones the raggerty taggerty the old crook eye the feathered and winged ones,Fear in his eye he begged listen ye critterly ye friends on our quest we must be as the lowest of the low, the most stupid the least beautiful to hear the word and see the true light! YES!! Laughted stump woman we are all that alrightly , ugly, stupid and lowest lowly we be alright …no fear Old Crow stop your worries we will pass the test! we shall see the light!

    • granbee
      Apr 05, 2012 @ 01:33:02

      Ain’t it grand how the lower and uglier and more critterly we are–and ADMIT that we are–the higher we shall be raised with Him, into the very brightest light? Loving your critterly, crowing comments, willowdot!

  2. AngelaMarie
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 08:48:23

    I love this line, Granbee: “So did critters swell of chest and mark the crest of next peak so high in the light.” What a humbling, beautifully phrased insight. Blessings to you and your critterly characters.

    • granbee
      Apr 05, 2012 @ 01:34:22

      AngelaMarie, thank you so very much for complimenting this particular line–I really toyed with that one a little bit and hoped it would be received as you have just done! Blessings on you, dear sister!

  3. journeyintopoetry
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 16:38:11


    I just love the very first line of this!

    I can just picture them all, quietly determined to carry on, with each other’s help.

    Lots of love from
    two who are walking quiet now.


    • granbee
      Apr 05, 2012 @ 01:35:58

      Yes, Christine, somehow, I wanted us to all be firmly in line together and firmly traveling in harmony on our quest before introducing the “bowing low” part! So glad it struck this chord with you! Bless you and Jack this Eastertide.

  4. Cat Forsley
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 19:05:41




    • granbee
      Apr 05, 2012 @ 01:37:29

      Love that word, “ginormous”. Perfect way to pass on a cyberhug, right? So glad to have you here again–I had been missing you. Yes, this is a tremendously busy, but joyous, time of year. Blessings and beauty and joy wished from me to you, dear sister.

  5. Rob Barkman
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 20:51:19

    Some of the wisest men in the world totally miss the truth of God’s Word handed down to man. Likewise, some of the least educated of this world embrace the truths of His Word. Which is the genuinely wise one?

    • granbee
      Apr 05, 2012 @ 01:38:48

      Rob, my point EXACTLY in choosing to feature “critters” as the honorable questers for His Pure LIght in this series. Thank you so much for your wonderfully supportive comments, which expand upon this truth. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the Earth!”

  6. writinggomer
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 22:41:14

    Excellent, love this Rose!
    The greatest wisdom known is nothing next to God. If we shine our own light brightly, we miss the True light that is Christ. It should be the light of Christ shining from within us that shows itself to others, not our own.

    Critterly critters leaning on One, trusting in none but only the One
    Critters on a journey, laying down low
    critters walking and leaping and running to know.
    What is this journey all take to grow?
    knowledge learned and used to grow, that all may certainly know

    Come one come all, spread the Word
    let us journey together, brother and sister
    Come one come all
    journey onward and obey the Call
    To Him we go
    to the Lord of all
    Let us give thanks, the Lord issued His Call
    even after we had a great fall.

    • granbee
      Apr 05, 2012 @ 01:40:19

      Oh, SUPER WOWEE, Brother Greg! Your poem here says SO well the combined messages from the scripture selection and my own poetic meditation here. How much do I owe you? (Ha!)

  7. cottonbombs
    Apr 07, 2012 @ 04:58:08

    “For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom”, I wish I knew how I know this. You are holding up a mirror here, Rose. I pray I am at least wise enough to give a look.

    • granbee
      Apr 07, 2012 @ 05:57:55

      Peter, so glad to see you back. Anway, you are MOSt wise indeed if you know that God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom. I was first and foremost holding up a mirror to myself, dear Peter! Let us be wise enough together to give a good look inside ourselves, especially on this blessed Good Friday!

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