Monday's Message of Hope

The Foolishness of God!
Monday, April 4, 2022 by Penelope Kaye

Hello, dear friend

Have you ever done or said foolish things? I certainly have. Some even make me cringe with thoughts of What was I thinking? Why did I do that? I can’t believe I said that! With hundreds of verses scattered throughout the Bible that impart wisdom, we also have the entire book of Proverbs to help us turn from foolish ways and avoid foolish people.

However, while we want to stay clear of foolish individuals and foolish actions, Paul actually boasts about God’s foolishness and expounds on it in his first letter to the Corinthians. Let’s look at the following verse:

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. (1 Corinthians 1:21, NKJV)

Think about these words. The Lord actually received pleasure from the foolishness of his own message—the message of the cross. Knowing how foolish it would appear to people made in his image and likeness, the Ancient of Days still set this plan in motion before the foundation of the world to receive pleasure.

And he continues to receive joy when we share the same foolish message—salvation comes from the cross of Christ. Complete foolishness to the world, yet utter wisdom to Almighty God.

No wonder Paul writes that he will gladly glory in the cross and Christ crucified. A message only fools would refuse. Let’s celebrate this month with the same foolish message—glory in the true salvation of Jesus, the finished work of the cross.

Below are some questions to reflect and/or journal. Feel free to share your thoughts—I would love to hear from you.

  • What is your favorite scripture on wisdom?
  • Do you ever feel foolish when sharing the good news of the gospel?
  • How will this impact your faith walk?

Have a hope-filled week celebrating the foolishness of God!

Penelope Kaye

 

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