1 Corinthians 1:18-19 NIV 2011
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written:
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”
Passion for Christ prompted Paul’s letter to the church at Corinth. He offered his credentials and thanksgiving then addressed the divisiveness that was taking place and his concerns. The intellectuals of the city were found on every street with an answer to each and every problem of the day. He loosely translated the prophet Isaiah 29:14a, “the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish.” Christ crucified is God’s power and wisdom offered to all sinners.
I’ve consistently had a thirst for more information. Studying maps and reading old books satisfies my curiosity for where I’m going as well as why I am the way I am. A favorite radio station offered me a quote for why I am this way, “God uses the stuff from our past to treasure in the future.” I do not want to be the smartest person in the room. I do want to know where I’m going and how to get there. Knowing Christ died for the sins of all believers is indeed God’s power and wisdom for all who by faith belong to Him.
What makes you, you?
Christ daily gives us God’s power and wisdom,