21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe. 22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, 23 but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.
The wisdom of the world will not lead the world to Jesus Christ. As I write this, the world has heard the news that Evangelist Billy Graham has died. Graham, through the “foolishness” of preaching, revealed the wisdom of God. God has accurately diagnosed humanity’s terminal disease and has provided the answer in the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ, a profound and simple solution. Perhaps too simple; so simple that in all of our wisdom we miss what is right in front of us and available to any of us (Ps. Dale).
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell us about God and people?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- What is one way you can apply this truth to your life today?
- Who can you encourage with this story/message?
Pray for the protection and rescue of vulnerable children.
Pray for perpetrators to be prosecuted.
Pray for God to be at work throughout the “It’s a Penalty” 2018 campaign so that more and more people will fight against this injustice.