The Lord destroys the plans and spoils the schemes of the nations. But what the Lord has planned will stand forever. His thoughts never change. The Lord blesses each nation that worships only him. He blesses his chosen ones. Psalms 33:10‭-‬12 CEV

Our world today is filled with knowledge, innovations, and wisdom. The advanced knowledge in technology has led to radical development and revolutions in every field of knowledge.

However, when we take a closer look at the world, we see that it is as broken as it has ever been if not more. All of the knowledge and learning that we have accumulated has not brought us peace and righteousness. Insecurity, insurgence, terrorism, poverty, hunger, incurable diseases, high mortality rate, depression, anxiety, and all sorts of mental health remain the order of the day.

Our great challenge is that we have placed our hope and security on our achievements. As a result, we often think we can figure everything out by our reasoning. We depend too much on our innovations to improve our lives. Yet, our world has not improved.

The truth that many have neglected and ignored is that we cannot exist apart from God and we cannot find real happiness and fulfillment outside Jesus and His teachings. God is timeless and His Word is eternal. This is why He calls us to centre our wisdom not on our shifting thoughts, but on His steadfast and timeless plans, which endure forever.

Until you come to realize and accept that everything the world offers is vanity and every purpose in life apart from the knowledge of God through Jesus Christ is futile; rest of mind, peace like a river, and unspeakable joy will continue to elude you.

It is only in Jesus Christ you have a real and authentic life. In Him alone, there is enduring wisdom. Apart from Him, everything you know and you have will continue to fall apart, leaving your life broken and scattered. May the Lord teach you to rely on His Word and truth, so that you may find your way within His purposes in Jesus’ name. Amen. Good morning, have a blessed midweek.

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola