Verse of the day.
But to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.
There is a general attitude of control evident in humanity. We want to define our own standard. We want to define what is considered wise, what is miraculous, what is good etc.
“Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom”
They require it and expect it will be delivered to them. There is an arrogance to this, and it often fails. “The Greeks look for wisdom” and isn’t it ironic that in their wisdom, they did not know God? (verse 21)
However, God’s thoughts and ways are so much higher than ours (Isaiah 55:9); a truth we have to learn, maybe over and over till we get it right.
Read Also: Submitting To God’s Sovereignty
Sometimes, we can get very prescriptive about what we expect from God; we tell Him what we want, when we want it and how we want it. But you see, God doesn’t work this way. He expresses His power and wisdom how He wants. And it is in our best interest to align and follow Him for He is God.
Called by God to Salvation
We must increasingly learn that God will usually not show us His power as we demand it and neither will He show us His wisdom the way we seek it, especially as those called to salvation. He expresses His wisdom as He chooses fit, just like He did through Christ. Just as He did with the Cross, every step of our walk with Him is painted with the colours of His Son who is for us the power and wisdom of God. We didn’t choose how God would express His power and wisdom at the cross, why then should we start now?
As long as we are submitted to Christ, we have indeed seen and come to experience God’s power and wisdom, irrespective of what the world may think.
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Lord, thank You for always looking past my foolishness. My eyes are fixated on Christ who is to me Your power and wisdom.
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