“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.