Saturday, May 14, 2016
We preach Christ crucified
1Co 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
1Co 1:24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
1Co 1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
1Co 1:26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
1Co 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
1Co 1:28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
1Co 1:29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.
1Co 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
1Co 1:31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
Why Jesus and not God? Many refuse to see Jesus as equal to God, but to the chosen he is the power of God and the wisdom of God. (vs 24) The key is that we are in Jesus Christ, born again, spirit filled. Then we see Christ Jesus made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and redemption. (vs 30) By the cross we through faith receive the nature of God through Jesus our savior. He gives us the heart of God , the same spirit that filled King David who was said to be after the heart of God. Remember that those who gloried in the flesh and pride of man sent Jesus to die on the cross. The worldly wise do not understand, because they do not have the wisdom of God in Jesus Christ. They need the spirit of God to see spiritual things. We preach Christ crucified as payment for our sins. The just died for the unjust. Jesus is calling you, will you respond in faith? Believe in Jesus the only begotten Son of God.