Wisdom Wednesday

Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

1 Corinthians 1:22-24

Power is the currency of our world. It’s often called capital or social capital. Power is what impresses people. It’s what people most respond to. If a homeless person said come to a party with me, we wouldn’t. If Elon Musk turns up and says the exact same words, we probably would. In some ways, this is the wisdom of our world. Gain power.

At the heart of the gospel is a radically different wisdom. To truly show His power, God gives it up. Is there anything less powerful than a naked, tortured man nailed to a cross? But this is the wisdom of God. Christ saved the world by giving up His power and glory, even to the point of death on a cross. 

But at the cross, sin is defeated through the sacrifice of Christ. The greatest weakness is actually the most powerful exhibition of strength. What seems the greatest defeat is actually the ultimate victory.

As we look toward Easter. As you walk through Woolworths and see the rows of easter eggs. As you feel the absence of acknowledgement of Jesus. As friends, family, citizens of Australia enjoy their days off with no recognition of Him. When you maybe feel that stirring of a voice, “am I the fool in all this” or when you feel powerless. Remember the wisdom of God.

For Today:
  • Do you feel powerless sometimes? Why?
  • Where have you seen that God is wiser than the world?
  • Read the rest of 1 Corinthians 1:22-31

  • Praise the Father for His beautiful wisdom. 
  • Give thanks for Christ who gave up His power to show it. 
  • Ask God to send His Spirit to help you and others trust in His wisdom when we feel weak or powerless.
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