#443 (22/9/21) - PREACHING LEADS TO BELIEVING (1 COR. 1:21)
This week our devotions are based on 1 Corinthians 1:18-25.
'For since - 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.' (1 Corinthians 1:21)
This world offers lots of wisdom on life and spirituality. Some of it will alleviate pain and suffering. Some of it offers practices that help to restrict our sinful and harmful passions. One can find good in most philosophies of life. The internet is full of teachers who are selling courses on how to fix our mundane existences and I believe that most of them - whilst wanting to get rich - do want to help. However, No philosophy of life is true if it is not centred on Jesus. The ‘world through its wisdom does not know God’. To come to fullness of life and a knowledge of God requires that we hear and respond to the gospel message (See Monday’s devotional for a summary of the gospel).
Knowing God is central to our creation and design. Knowing God is the real reason for our creation. The first question and answer in the Shorter Catechism is,
Q. 1. What is the chief end of man? A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.