1 Corinthians 3:19-20 (ESV)
19 For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” 20 and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.”
*People often think that because they have more experience in the world, they know more then someone who has not been exposed to certain environments or behaviors. This is not always the case. The world operates with the idea of "you learn from your mistakes or choices." Therefore, the idea is to act on things first and learn from what happens. Spiritual wisdom is to learn first, then act...Think about it: This makes sense because you normally wouldn't, for example, operate on someone before learning the steps and procedure. The same should apply with God...We shouldn't say or do things without consulting Him and His word first. Not only does learning and being guided make you more prepared, but you may suffer less heartache and consequences. Let's not fall on our face each time without seeking counsel with God and those He sends to us (people who truly stand on His word). Let's pray that we learn how to live, instead of living to learn.