1 Cor 3: 18,19,20 “Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.  For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written: ‘He taketh the wise in their own craftiness’  and again, ‘The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.’ “

     God’s Wisdom is crazy!  Statements like:  “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it, and whosoever will lose his life for My sake shall find it.”  (Matt 16:25) just don’t make sense to many people.  Business people look for the bottom line, thinkers look for reasoning and practical people look at results.   The world looks but doesn’t see;  For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness, … ” (1 Cor 1:22,23)

     If mankind’s wisdom is so great and powerful then why is the world in such a mess.  Every reason in the world pounded into the ground to encircle our wayward proclivities cannot stop us from racing towards destruction.  Worldly wisdom though agreeable has no power over our wanton appetites.

     What has the power to reach us, to call us, to draw us?  What does the world despise and push people away from?  Paul nails it when he proclaims:  “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one who believeth, …” (Romans1:16)  The Gospel of Christ is the only power that can transform the world – one person at a time – like a nuclear chain reaction!

     The path to salvation isn’t reasonable as the world reasons.  The path to salvation can’t be found by thinking, studying  and looking – it is revealed.  The world is an enemy of this revelation because it is incompatible with it.  Peter squared off against the powers of the world in his day saying;  “… be it known unto you all and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified and whom God raised from the dead, even by Him doth this man stand here before you whole.  This is `the stone which was set at nought by you builders and which has become the head of the corner.’ Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.”  (Acts 4:10,11,12)

     Only a fool (in the world’s eyes) would believe this!

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