The “Foolishness” of God

“The foolishness of God is wiser than men . . .” (1 Corinthians 1:25)

I think it’s fun to think of what would be considered God’s “foolishness” because it delves a bit into His personality. It’s almost as if the Lord is saying, “Watch this! This will blow their minds! That I would become part of Creation by sending My Son! O, and get this, He’s going to be born of a young virgin girl . . . in a barn! No one will recognize Him as My Son except for some demons and a Gentile. And here’s the best part: I’m sending Him to be the Lamb of God. He is going to be the Sacrifice to end all sacrifices. He is the King of the Universe and His throne will be a cross, His crown made of thorns, and in His hands will be no royal scepter, but nails securing Him to the cross. This is gonna be great!”

Foolish? No way. Here in the weakness of a crucifixion death, the Lord demonstrates His full power in bringing new life to all who believe and look to Jesus! This is foolish to the perishing world and all who are going down with it, but to those who are being saved it is the epitome of wisdom!

Father, teach us Your wisdom and strengthen our faith. Amen.

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Walk In Love

“Walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us” (Eph. 5:2a).

 Paul’s letter to the Ephesians includes a “table of duties”– God’s will for us as Christians, as husbands and wives, as children, and as employers or employees. (I encourage you to read Ephesians 5 and see how Paul describes these duties.) Fulfilling our Christian duty begins with love. God’s will for us is to walk in love, not because we earn brownie points with Him, but because He has so richly loved us!  The love of Christ is beyond our comprehension in its breadth, length, height and depth! (Ephesians 3:18) Absolutely nothing can separate you from His amazing love!  You are 100% secure in His love. You are saved, redeemed, justified, and free!  You are free to love your neighbors because your sin is finished, your salvation is accomplished, and your eternal home is prepared!  You are sent to love family members and coworkers, friends and strangers with the love that you have received from above. God already loves you and me to the fullest, so why withhold His love from others?

I love you, Jesus, because You first loved me. Amen.