|Let No Man Deceive Himself|
|Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.||(1 Corinthians 3:18-20)|
Let no man deceive himself into thinking that he is wise before God; the foolish wisdom of this sinful world conflicts with the wisdom of The Lord. If God is not present within us, we will lack the purpose and insight of a spiritual life and any thoughts we have are meaningless, empty and vain. So, as earthly beings, we ought to strive to obtain heavenly wisdom through sincere prayer to Our Father and a firm belief that Jesus Christ was crucified for our sins. Therefore, we must avoid the pitfalls of vanity and instead yield our lives to God by humbling ourselves before Him and submitting to His will. And when we place Our Father first in our thoughts, words and deeds, we shall gain a sense of hope and meaning and begin to set our sights on our heavenly reward: the crown of righteousness.