Man thinks, and he often thinks his thoughts are superior to anyone else’s—even God’s. From the first, the temptation has been to displace the word of God and replace it with human logic.
Do not be wise in your own estimation;
fear the LORD and turn away from evil.
Proverbs 3.7 NET
Human logic finds a place for sin. Man reasons to justify his waywardness.
Fear of God means taking what he says seriously and rejecting the wrong path in life.
Being wise in one’s own estimation is the path to ruin.
Wisdom in God’s sight is wisdom indeed, and life.