The Cross: more powerful than wisdom

1 Corinthians 1:18-25

For the message about 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, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”

Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For God's foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength.

The cross makes no sense to anyone except those who are being saved by it. It looks absolutely ridiculous to some and completely foolish to others. To us – to the people of the cross – it is the power of God.

The author of Hebrews seems to be saying that if you want it to make sense look elsewhere. However, if you want to bask in the salvation and power of God, then stand at the foot of the cross and stand in awe before its power.

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