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Bible Notes

1 Corinthians 1:18-25 (01.04.22)

1 Corinthians 1:18-25 (NIVUK)
18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written:
‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;
the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.’
20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 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.

It’s April Fool’s Day, a day for celebrating nonsense and practical jokes. To many the story of Easter seems like nonsense, a poor attempt at a practical joke. God’s Christ, his Son and chosen King, crucified?! Either God has failed miserably, or it’s all some cooked up story, it doesn’t make sense. What sort of God would die like that?

Come to think of it, that’s a good question; what sort of God would die like that?

Thank you Lord, that you are that sort of God.

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