Monday, April 22, 2013

These Are The Best Of Times These Are The Worst Of Times

This passage pretty much sums it up. We were nothing before the wisdom of God. We took total advantage of God's kindness. He forgave us for the umteenth time with the life of his only son. And for those in doubt. It had to come this way. Meaning God's son had to come in human form. He had to live and breath as a man. He had to die like a man. To redeem our souls. It is so simple, sad and true. The bible verse below was a speech Paul gave to the people of Corinth, a town similar to some now. Money, power, greed. And of course they (the people) thought they were the smartest and wisest of them all. A Greek, Jewish, simple man and women town.

1Corinthians 1:2-30

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.  Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom. But we(the people teaching after Christ) preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles. To those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.

 Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth.  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.  God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are,  so that no one may boast before him.  It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption

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