Christ the Power of God and the Wisdom of God


A Mutual Write-Off
“The world is CRUCIFIED to us... and us to the world” (Gal. 6:14). What does this mean? It means that we have written off the world system as a dead end, ineffective for producing value or pleasure of any worth, and a decaying entity only waiting for judgment. We are crucified to the world, and find no substance in anything it has to offer. And, “the world is crucified to us.” The world has written US off as well! It sees that it can not have our affections and we do not respect it or live by its rules and desires. The world has given up on us as being part of them, and has written us off. “The world is CRUCIFIED to us... and us to the world.”!!! 12:31 p.m.


Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 1 Corinthians 1:20-25 ESV

M: It is fascinating to me how “real” this gets in the marketplace and academia. The religious can’t win a “debate” on the facts of the Scriptures, so they want proof and then ignore it. The Muslims, the Hindu, and the proud atheists all think the idea of Jesus, in human form, being GOD is too impossible to believe.

And yet, what is more MIRACULOUS and LIKE GOD? Jesus as a prophet—or God becoming flesh like us to face our pain and weakness and CONQUER it with love, obedience, and trust to his last breath?

Of course God did THAT?! What else would be WORTHY of His wisdom and creativity?!

It pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe! 1 Corinthians 1:21

The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. The spiritual person judges all things. 1 Corinthians 2:14-15

L: Song lyrics about the Wisdom of God is foolishness to man

D: Thanks. In tears. If I were going to be reconciled to Father, forgiving my sins wasn’t going to be enough. I was way too messed up inside. I simply had to have the Son and the Spirit. First I fell in love with Jesus, and there was the shocking and wonderful revelation that He is the EXACT IMAGE of the Father. Then I received the Spirit, who has kept nudging and coaxing and sometimes practically shoved me into Daddy’s arms. What a Plan! What a magnificent accomplishment the Good News is! Nothing else could have done. And I’m SO grateful.

M: We’re so clever and smart. And yet, “And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I RESOLVED, DECIDED to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.” 1 Corinthians 2:1

Maybe the simplicity of Oneness with Him is ALL that matters.

J: Yes, this is echoing in my heart over and over again:
“God becoming flesh like us to face our pain and weakness and CONQUER it with love, obedience, and trust to His last breath.”

“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, **let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”** Hebrews 4:14-16 NIV
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