Sunday, July 18th, 2010
"A valueless thing and the trickiness of their heart they are speaking" (Jeremiah 14:14)
Do we hear valueless things being uttered today? Yes. For example, some scientists say that evolutionary theory and scientific discoveries in other fields demonstrate that there is no longer any need to believe in God, that everything can be explained by natural processes. Should such proud statements concern us? Of course not! Human wisdom differs from divine wisdom. (1 Corinthians 2:6, 7) However, we know that when human teachings contradict what God has revealed, it is always the human teachings that are wrong. (Romans 3:4) Despite the progress of science in some fields, the Bible's assessment of human wisdom remains true: "The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God." Compared with the infinite wisdom of God, human reasoning is futile. (1 Corinthians 3:18-20) May we always repudiate valueless words and cling to valuable words of truth.
(Watchtower issue: 4/15/08, 1:14-16)