Dear Lord, I am so thankful for the people you have placed in our life. You are so perfect in how you allow them to enter our lives. May we continue to love and serve others for your glory. Amen.
1 Corinthians 1:25
25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.
Hey everyone! Good morning or good afternoon depending on when you are reading this. I was overwhelmed with the response of my last blog. God really spoke to me through the verse on Monday. My prayer is God would continue to guide me in my writing and help give me the right words to encourage you all.
First, lets understand this verse together before we dig in. The context of this chapter is important to understand the verse well. Paul is not at all saying God is foolish or weak. He is saying, during the time people thought God was “foolish” because He allowed His son to die on a Roman cross. If you think about it from a godless perspective it makes sense. Who would think letting their child die would save the world?
People who know God, understand this; God’s “foolishness” isn’t actually foolishness at all, it is arguably the greatest display of wisdom ever. God could have shown His power to those who killed His son, just as He did with the plagues and the parting of the red sea. We all know God has it in Him to absolutely crush these people, but instead he shows undeniable strength to remain on the cross. He is bold.
Have you ever experienced this? You made a bold decision and others didn’t understand it. They may have called you crazy. They may have laughed at you even. It could be a career choice, a spouse, a relationship, a move, or even something small. I am confident we have all made decisions where others didn’t quite understand.
Maybe right now you are contemplating a bold move God wants you to make. Maybe He is calling you into a new career. Maybe He is calling you out of that relationship that looks perfect from the outside. Maybe He is calling you to make a big move to a new place. Whatever it is, know this, if you feel as if God is orchestrating this bold move, He will see to it that you will prosper.
God places thoughts on our heart and some of them weigh heavily. Trust me I know! When I went into ministry 9 months ago I felt this weight. I knew others were going to be confused. I am a finance major going into ministry; how does that make sense? I knew they were going to say I was missing out on money. I knew others were going to question my knowledge. I also knew it was what God wanted for me. Wouldn’t you believe it, He has blessed me more than I could have imagined.
Jesus knew His calling. He wasn’t necessarily excited about it I can imagine. I mean death on a cross is pretty brutal, but Jesus trusted God with this. He made the bold move to die on the cross. He turned this seemingly weak and foolish decision into the purpose of billions of peoples lives today. It just took a little trust and a little obedience to say, “I don’t know what you are doing God, but I am giving it up to you.”
Be obedient to the calling God has placed on your heart. God will turn decisions that seem foolish into the some of the wisest decisions you have ever made.
I would love to hear any stories you have about something foolish that turned out to be wise. Thanks for reading!
Have a great day!