2) What is the wisdom of God?
We have been talking about this for the past few months. It’s the cross. It’s Jesus and him crucified. The gospel. The Son of God became a man and lived at a particular point in human history during the first century as a Jewish Rabbi and he began preaching a message of repentance. And when the “wise” ones of Jesus’ day– the religious leaders as well as the political rulers–heard what he had to say, they didn’t like what they were hearing. So they schemed and they plotted and eventually they crucified him.
Think about it. We killed the Son of God and God says, you guys think you are so wise. Let me show you how wise I AM. Here’s true wisdom. Your sin which resulted in the death of my Son is not the end of the story. I am going to raise my Son 3 days later and whoever repents and believes in my Son Jesus will be forgiven. It’s just mind boggling. The cross just doesn’t make sense. It’s illogical. How can God take our greatest sin in murdering His Son and turn the table and display His greatest wisdom.
The cross is the highest wisdom there is. Period. There is nothing more fantastic, nothing more amazing, nothing more mind blowing than the cross of Jesus Christ. As Daniel said, every great work of fiction or Hollywood blockbuster is just a shabby imitation, a shameless borrowing from the story of good conquering evil on the cross. [Read more…] about 1 Cor 3:18-23 – All Are Yours (pt2 of 3)