1 Corinthians 2: 1-5
1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.
4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
One afternoon last week I got into a conversation with someone about a passage in the Bible and it's interpretation and who we look to as our spiritual leaders. I love to talk about and study God's word and enjoy listening to others about what they are studying and what they have learned or believe. This particular passage wasn't really a difficult passage but rather just a jumping off point for discussion..."In the beginning was the Word..." John 1:1 from there we jumped to Titus 1:2 "faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time,". We were talking about God existing before time existed and what we thought timelessness would be like. :)
In the end we both agreed that the most important thing is not what different theological masters say but rather who is in charge of us all. Our faith should not rely on the wisdom of men, but rather in the power of God. That's why none of us have to have all the answers and none of us are in charge. God has all the answers and He is in charge... Thank God.
A bit of trivia:
This is the famous bridge that Monet had constructed. His color choice for painting the bridge is maintained even today. I think he chose this exact green color so it would stand out from all the other natural greens of his water lily pond.