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Saturday, May 28, 2016

FOOLISHNESS

1 Corinthians 1:18-19 New Living Translation (NLT)
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.  As the Scriptures say, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and discard the intelligence of the intelligent.” (1)
       Ever wonder why some folks have such disdain for Christians and what we believe?  Part of it is that the message of the cross sounds insane to them.  We believe in the unseen as if we can see it.  Mental Institutions are filled with people who believe very similar things, yet there is a very specific difference.  We are definitely in our right mind.  We simply choose to exercise our faith in such a manner.  I understand why it seems incredible, even unbelievable to the nonbeliever.  We live in an experiential society.  People want to experience things with their six senses; otherwise they are skeptical.  They want to know something is real before they take the leap.   They want to get their hands on it, inspect it and then come to their own conclusions.   Faith in God doesn’t quite work like that.  Sadly, even if God stood among us so that He could be seen, touched and spoken to, millions would still not believe. 
       People make choices every day. With most people outside the family of God, their most important choice isn’t going to be whether they believe in God or not.  They quickly dismiss the question with a “of course I believe” hoping that will cause a change in subject.  Finite minds cannot fathom the plan God set in motion a long time ago.  It’s nonsense that they cannot wrap their mind around. 
       The wisest of the wise will be frustrated in the end, because there is no rational explanation for God’s existence or His gracious offer of forgiveness for every sin we ever committed.  Frankly, we can’t prove God doesn’t exist either.  For those who do believe, those who have placed all their trust in Him to provide for and sustain them, the message of the cross is their salvation.  Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!

(1) Isaiah 29:14 “Because of this, I will once again astound these hypocrites with amazing wonders.  The wisdom of the wise will pass away and the intelligence of the intelligent will disappear.”

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