Foolishness Became Wise

Have you thought it would be nice to see a person who thinks they know everything be humbled? Have you wanted to tell them they are not as smart as they think they are? Do you know that is exactly what God has done? Do you know God has made the weak overcome the strong?

We come across know-it-alls in our lives. They are constantly telling everyone how much they know and correcting others. They come across as being cocky and conceited. Those types of people infuriate us. However, we may also appear to be the same to others.

Let’s set things straight right off the bat. There is nothing wrong with being smart. There is nothing wrong with correcting someone who is in the wrong. There is nothing wrong with physical strength. There is nothing wrong with making wise decisions. What is wrong is allowing being gifted by God with intelligence or physical strength to go to our head. We did not create ourselves, God did.

God has used what appears to be foolish to shame those who think of themselves as being wise. When? When Jesus went to the cross and rose on the third day. To go to the cross was shameful, humiliating, and downright horrific. Yet, God used it to provide a perfect sacrifice for our sinful ways. Only those who are willing to accept the shame of the cross are wise in the eyes of God.

God chose to be weak by coming in the form of a human, living in his creation. Through the weaking of humanity God displayed his strength by rising to life again. Through sacrificing himself and rising again, he gave life to everyone who will accept him. How amazing is that?!

I pray we all see the wisdom of God. I pray we recognize the strength God displayed through weakness. I pray each one of us accept the foolishness of God over the wisdom of the world. Accept God’s wisdom. Accept God’s strength. See that God is amazing. Choose God over the world.

1 Corinthians 1:27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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