So I’ve discovered this truth: Evil is present with me even when I want to do what God’s standards say is good. However, I see a different standard at work throughout my body. It is at war with the standards my mind sets and tries to take me captive to sin’s standards which still exist throughout my body. I thank God that our Lord Jesus Christ rescues me! So I am obedient to God’s standards with my mind, but I am obedient to sin’s standards with my corrupt nature.
People who do what is wrong hate the light and don’t come to the light. They don’t want their actions to be exposed. But people who do what is true come to the light so that the things they do for God may be clearly seen.
Scripture says, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise. I will reject the intelligence of intelligent people.” The world with its wisdom was unable to recognize God in terms of His own wisdom. So God decided to use the nonsense of the Good News we speak to save those who believe. God’s nonsense is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.