Tuesday, 11 April 2017

When cleverness becomes unwise

Leonardo Da Vinci was clever. His famous drawings & paintings express much of that. Vitruvian man was based on an idea that the ideal proportions of the human body could be infused into architecture. That idea came from Marcus Vitruvius Pollio. Those Romans were pretty clever & it should be no surprise that many people will turn that into an idol which in turn becomes the main aim of a nation or nations.

We find a similar thing in Scripture, not a mystical mathematical formula as such but Jesus is the cornerstone & his people are living stones not motionless statues in one pose or another. We get this structure expressed by Peter the ex-fisherman.1 Pet 2:4-10.It is a spiritual house that moves & breathes & finds it being in God. Acts 17:16-34.

Many would like to think that our cleverness can save us & that is why they become servants of the Renaissance or humanism & commit their lives to Naturalism. In doing so they miss the heart & soul of the matter as the intellect takes pride of place. Jesus gives us a bigger picture & a deeper understanding to the things of life, death, eternity & peace with God. An enduring lasting blueprint from the architect of the universe is our God.


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