Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 1 Cor. 1:20
The wisdom of the world extinguishes the power of the cross. When you adhere or focus sa way of thinking ng mundo, mara-rob off ang revelation ng cross sa 'yo, along with its power. You'll look on appearances and rely solely on the common sense, which lead to emptiness coz you've denied and ignored the substance--Jesus. He is the exact representation of God, viz. His fullness. In Him is truth.
Para sa mundo, ang gospel (message of the cross, we, being sinners were saved and made righteous in Christ) ay foolishness. Just another belief. Yet, the people who refute this truth do not really understand it. Sa atin naman, eto ang kapangyarihan ng Dios. Imagine this, ang kahangalan sa eyes ng mundo ay kapangyarihan sa believers. Same object, different perspective.
Na-prophesy sa Isaiah 29:14, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intellligence of the intelligent I will frustrate." God planned na i-nullify ang karunungan ng 'wise', at ang mga intelligent will end up frustrated sa kanilang pursuit. Now, ni-regard ni God as kahangalan ang wisdom ng world, along with its discoveries, projections, inventions, institutions, theories, claims, definitions, set trends. Take note of this: ang definition ni God at definition ng mundo ay magkaiba.
Hindi si God nakilala ng mundo sa kanilang karunungan. Kaya naman talagang evident na eliminated ang concept ng 'God' at ni Christ kung kuru-kuro ng mundo ang pag-uusapan. It doesn't mean di Siya involved and existing. Hindi lang talaga Siya isinali.
The only thing that counts sabi sa Galatians is faith. Walang merit aside from this. Tuwa si God sa kahangalan Gospel to save those who believe. Ang kahangalan pala sa mata ng mundo ang siyang makakapagligtas sayo!