1 Corinthians 1:21-25
New International Version
21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. 22 Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.
Tuesday - August 30
When Jesus claimed to be God (John 10:30) the Jews immediately tried to stone him (John 10:31) and eventually did kill him on the cross. To the Jews, a human claiming to be God was one of the greatest blasphemies against God. Unless he was telling the truth! The Greeks were famous for their philosophers and to them the claim that a man dying on a cross is God and the savior of the world was foolishness. And it would be unless he rose from the dead to prove it! God did it this way to show that His love is not something we can fully understand, grasp or attain on our own. Instead, God’s love is something that He reveals to us personally in Jesus and through the Holy Spirit. Faith is the acceptance of the gift of God that says, “Jesus died for my sins. He is my Savior.”