There is a place where wise things become foolish. Philosophers, sages and so on who’s quest is to get wisdom usually sacrifice many things in that pursuit to obtain a higher than average insight and argument as they seek to unpack the why’s and why not’s of this world.
It is not that knowledge is wrong and it’s not that wisdom is wrong any more than searching for silver or gold or gemstones is wrong. But look in the wrong place and you will come up empty, blank, broke or bankrupt.
Here the apostle Paul (Jewish to the maximum) puts Jews and Greeks on the same footing. Signs and the getting of Wisdom will have you going round and round in circles like a dog that chases its tail. What was thought to be wise is utter foolishness, much like aspirational monkeys to men.
God confounds the so called wise and educated as the maker and master of all things comes clothed in human flesh to die on a Roman cross like a miserable criminal, beneath the radar, beneath the spellcheck. Yes there is a place where wise things become foolish says the Apostle. 1 Cor 1: 18-31. God’s identity within human politics and education is becoming public enemy numero-uno once again as humanity combined with worldliness aspires to greatness beyond reality once more.