1 Corinthians 2:1-13
"Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the gifts bestowed on us by God. And we speak of these things in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual things to those who are spiritual" (1 Corinthians 2:12-13).
If you want to learn to speak with Italians you shouldn't study Dutch, if you want to become proficient in math you shouldn't take public speaking classes, and if you want to be a drummer you shouldn't take piano lessons. Why then would you ever depend on the "spirit of the world" to understand the gifts that God has given. As God's people we depend on the Holy Spirit for our insight into matters of faith. The world always has something to say to us, always offers a perspective, but if the world becomes our one source of information we will find ourselves poorly prepared for lives of discipleship. We might as well type wearing boxing gloves, or look up a Houston phone number in the Chicago phone directory. It isn't going to work.
When it comes to understanding God's will for our lives and what God seeks from us we need to go to the right source.
Prayer: Lord God, Help us to hear your word and respond to it in faith and obedience while turning away from the ways of the world. In Jesus' name. Amen.