Saturday, August 01, 2009

The Wisdom of God

1 Corinthians 1 (NLT)

18 The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God. 19 As the Scriptures say,

“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise
and discard the intelligence of the intelligent.”

20 So where does this leave the philosophers, the scholars, and the world’s brilliant debaters? God has made the wisdom of this world look foolish. 21 Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom, he has used our foolish preaching to save those who believe. 22 It is foolish to the Jews, who ask for signs from heaven. And it is foolish to the Greeks, who seek human wisdom. 23 So when we preach that Christ was crucified, the Jews are offended and the Gentiles say it’s all nonsense.

24 But to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength.

26 Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. 27 Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. 28 God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important. 29 As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of God.

30 God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin. 31 Therefore, as the Scriptures say, “If you want to boast, boast only about the LORD.”

Wow!!! What a Word from our God.

When I read the Word of God it’s amazing to see what He does; He is the ONLY leader I have ever encountered that will place His plan for all to read but no one can stop it. “What a mighty God we serve.”

The Word of God speaks to the knowledge of man… its funny to see at times when people will give credit to everyone but God for all of their accomplishments. Yet it is God who gives the breath of life. Sadly, people wait until they are down for the count before they will even recognize God.

I view many news stations on occasion; all I see is a station, party or politically correct answer.

God is tossed in the conversation from some parties when it comes to “abortion,” but sadly just to gain the approval of the people. Ask me how I know? I am so glad you asked. Going forward see how many times God is mention in any one conversation. In addition, let’s see what the Word of God say to believers…

Matthews 6:19-24 (NIV)

19"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

22"The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. 23But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

24"No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.

Our country would be better served if we commit to the God we speak of. God doesn’t require much of us, but obedience must be top priority. My message to all who use God as a side conversation is… everyone can see through you. One of my sayings is…

“What’s in a person abundantly will come out eventually.”

As the Word has said “No one can serve two masters.” I am waiting for someone in the position of power (earthly) to take a chance on God and not be concerned about what people may think. Stop talking about what you are and be who you should be according to the Word of God.

In closing, many people are sitting on the side lines speaking their portion, but rarely do you see any positive actions from them. It’s easy to say what should happen when you’re NOT in the game, but it’s a bit more involved when you must perform. So look in the mirror and see the glass house you reside before throwing the stone. Get off the television, radio and anywhere else you may be talking about what someone should do if you haven’t done anything yourself. I say this in love because I was guilty of the same mess before the responsibility arrived for me to perform. We need to come together, pray and seek God first because He said…

1 Peter 5:7 (NKJV)
casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

Be blessed all!


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