#445 (24/9/21) - THE WEAKNESS AND FOOLISHNESS OF GOD (1 COR. 1:25)
This week our devotions are based on 1 Corinthians 1:18-25.
'For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.’ (1 Corinthians 1:18-25)
'For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.’ (1 Corinthians 1:25)
Who in their right mind wants to be aligned with a message that is considered by popular culture as ‘foolish’ and ‘weak’?! However, that is what Christians need to be prepared to do if they want to truly enjoy the power of God working among them. We have to be prepared to swim against the tide of popular values by embracing and sharing a message that, to many, seems foolish.
Of course, God is never foolish or weak. We are to read this as,
‘For what appears to this world like God is foolish -the cross - is wiser than human wisdom, and what looks like God is weak to this world - the cross - is stronger than human strength.’