When I came to you, brothers, announcing the testimony of God to you, I did not come with brilliance of speech or wisdom.2 For I didn’t think it was a good idea to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
We are often told that you have to choose: would you rather be wise about worldly things or wise about Godly things.
Paul here states that this is a false contradiction.
If you are not wise towards God, you are not wise towards anything. There is a worldly wisdom good for gaining the world, but God calls that foolishness.
There is a wisdom rooted in Christ that seeks to orient all thoughts, actions, beliefs and behaviors under His Lordship, but the world calls that foolishness.
If you do not understand God, you do not understand the world.
If you do not choose God, you do not get the world as a booby prize.
You either get God and earth along with Him, or you get nothing.
Because Christ is and owns everything.
If you make Him your all, you will be called foolish by the world.
But you will inherit the earth by your meekness.
They will lose the very world they worshipped.