It Is Written (Part Two)

1 Corinthians 1:19 “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.” The Apostle Paul began this discourse on the wisdom of worldly people in verse 18 of the 1st chapter of Corinthians with the words, “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.” And continues, “Where is the wise? Where is the Scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For since, in the wisdom of God the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. For the Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For you see your calling, brother, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence. But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God – and righteousness and sanctification and redemption –  that, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.”

It is not God’s desire that any man should perish, but many will perish because their faith is in worldly wisdom that denies the existence of God. It matters not that people do not believe in God; that line of thought does not nullify the fact that God is or that they will stand before Him one day and tell Him face to face why they did not believe He exists. If it wasn’t going to be such a sad occasion for those who put their trust in worldly wisdom; that would be a highly entertaining day just hearing how people would answer His question.  “Do you believe me now?” DThrash

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