The devil uses the world. God uses the Word. The devil works off our flesh. God works off our spirit.
We will never come to know God if we continue to read and take in the world and what society teaches. We must take in the Word. The teachings of this age are designed to lead us astray and away from having a relationship with God. The thinking and theories of the age deny that Jesus Christ came in the flesh. What does a man named Jesus have anything to do with my job, the income and wealth inequality in the country, the conflict in the middle east, the score of the football game last night, the health of my grandmother, the latest advancements in science and technology?
Focusing on the world, the answer would be nothing; the wisdom of God is foolishness to the world. But we must be after the truth! What is the truth?
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.” Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.
-I Corinthians 1:18-21 NKJV