Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Wisdom for those who are BEING SAVED
The wisdom of God is MANIFESTED, it is DISPLAYED and EXCERCISED in those who believe the words of Jesus Christ and who OBEY Him, who PICK UP THEIR CROSS and FOLLOW Him. Only those who OBEY the words of Jesus Christ WILL BE SAVED.
The world and those who perish do not understand the wisdom of God because they cannot understand how obedience to Jesus Christ can save you. But it is only once you OBEY Jesus Christ, pick up your cross, deny yourself and follow Him, it is only then that you are BEING SAVED.
I read the words of Paul in Corinthians 1:18-31:
18For the WORD OF THE CROSS is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
19For it is written,
“I WILL DESTROY THE WISDOM OF THE WISE,
AND THE CLEVERNESS OF THE CLEVER I WILL SET ASIDE.”
20Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. 22For indeed Jews ask for signs and Greeks search for wisdom; 23but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness, 24but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
26For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; 27but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, 28and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are, 29so that no man may boast before God. 30But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, 31so that, just as it is written, “LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD.”
The wisdom of God starts working in our lives once we OBEY Jesus Christ, once we OBEY HIS WORDS, pick up our cross and FOLLOW Him. Because then He reveals Himself TO us, IN us and THROUGH us, and only then are we BEING SAVED, if we endure with Him and bear our cross, OBEY the words of Jesus until the very end, then only will we be saved.
That is the wisdom of God.
May Jesus bless you.