It’s in their own eyes, in their own heart. They have built up a great body of knowledge, but it’s within limits. It’s within their sphere of existence here in this physical world.
God understands their limitations and continues to be merciful to them. But God isn’t challenged by their greatness. Sometimes their great knowledge creates a sense of arrogance against God. But God isn’t moved. Here’s what the book of Job says:
“The Almighty – we cannot find him; he is great in power; justice and abundant righteousness he will not violate. Therefore men fear him; he does not regard any who are wise in their own conceit [heart]” (Job 37:23-24).
By all means, gain knowledge and be wise. But recognize that you haven’t scratched the surface of God’s knowledge. As the creator, he exists in a different realm.
Maybe as we gain knowledge, we need to look to God for wisdom beyond our age and beyond our realm.
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