"God has chosen the foolish things if the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong". We need to look no farther than across the Potomic to see truly foolish things happening in our world. We may have been at one time known as the "Land of the free", but where is this freedom when the government makes laws to force business owners to pay employees a certain amount? How 'wise' is it really to reduce the military by 100,000 soldiers in this climate of terrorism? Where is the wisdom in making widely available and promoting the use of what was once an 'illegal' drug? Advocates of such policies claim wisdom in their decisions and mock those who dissent. This worldly wisdom will never last, will never succeed and will never be good for mankind in the long run.
True wisdom is Godly wisdom. The world refuses to acknowledge this fact even in light of all the evidence attesting to its truth. Remember creation. The world can not come to know God when it operates under it's own wisdom. Those who are 'the called' must know the wisdom of God and rebel against the foolish wisdom of the world. This Godly wisdom is only offered and understood thorough one man, Jesus the Christ. "But by His doing, you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God...", and, "Christ, the power of God and the wisdom of God".
It is the message of the cross, the gospel of Christ Jesus, the word of God preached that reveals the true wisdom of God, the saving wisdom that is the power and glory of the Father, and which gives Him great pleasure.
Beloved, pray for wisdom, Godly wisdom. Reject the follies of the world, immerse yourself in the word of God and realize you are the 'chosen' the 'called' and through you the wise and strong things of the world will be brought low and nullified. Remain 'in' Jesus, for He is 'wisdom from God and righteousness and sanctification and redemption'. Things that the world knows little of. Poor Julius, if he had only listened to the wisdom of God, then he might have truly been great.