How do you react to something that doesn’t make sense? It’s all too easy to sit in judgment, to shake your head and call it foolishness – simply because it doesn’t make sense to you, because it is an offense to your wisdom. To many, the message of the cross is offensive and foolish. 'Is there really something that wrong with humanity, that bad in me, that it took God in the flesh, nailed to a cross, to save me?' When we’re full of ourselves, the cross is foolish and offensive to us; self is the enemy of the cross.
Have you ever noticed that those who come to the cross of Christ are the weak, the broken, the despised, the nothings, the 'foolish'? Count me in! For when you see your need for the cross of Christ, you will never lose the wisdom of the cross, and you will never lose the certainty of salvation. "This is what God in His wisdom decided: Since the world did not find Him through its own wisdom, He used the message that sounds foolish to save those who believe it." (I Corinthians 1:20-25) You are wise to hold on to such foolishness. Come and see that THE CROSS OF CHRIST IS THE WISDOM OF GOD.
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Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Daniel is the Staff Minister at Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, El Paso TX.