“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.”
I Corinthians 1:18-25
I talked with a former high school friend and, at first, our conversation seemed cohesive. Then I began to praise the Lord for all that he had done for us. I noticed after some time, she became quiet. Before I could find the words to question her silence, this spilled forth: “But don’t you think Jesus is just a myth?”
As I confessed my faith, I asked her to think on this: When has man ever put the whole world above himself? To the point of death? For free?
Those are deep questions that challenge us as we deal with evangelizing the world. Self-centered by nature, we must constantly guard against taking Jesus’ death for granted. We must stay in the Word of God so we can readily give account for what we believe.
God is holy! God is wise! He purposely used man’s foolishness to reveal his greatness.
So I ask you, if Jesus’ blood doesn’t clean us, what will?
Prayer: God, thank you for your precious gift, Jesus Christ.
Think: Has worldly wisdom ever challenged your belief in Jesus Christ?
Read: Romans 1:16-17; Romans 1:21-25; Romans 3:21-26; Titus 3:5-8