November 08, 2018: SOAP #3262:   Job 33, 1Corinthians 1-3 Scripture:  1Corinthians (NIV) 1:21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. 22 Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom, 23 […]

November 08, 2018: SOAP #3262:   Job 33, 1Corinthians 1-3

Scripture:  1Corinthians (NIV) 1:21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. 22 Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling-block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength.

Observation:   In considering that Jesus was crucified, both the Jews and Greeks had trouble believing.   Jesus did not look very wise or powerful as He hung on the cross.       He looked foolish and weak.   But what a victory was won on Calvary!   What wisdom is displayed in the courts of heaven!

On the cross, God's holiness was clearly on display!   The only payment for sin is death!  There was no special deal for the sinless Jesus making the payment!     On the cross, God's love was clearly on display!   God, himself was dying in the place of sinful man!

Application: I may not understand God's will or His ways, but I can completely trust His wisdom and His love for me!     'I know, I know He loves me!   This He proved at Calvary!   He gave His life that I might live.   He cares that much for me!'   (Unknown)

Prayer:   Heavenly Father, how true it is that Your foolishness is greater than the wisdom of man!   How true it is that I can trust you completely!   Thank you for loving me and using Your wisdom on my behalf. Amen

Pastor Leon
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