For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.1 Corinthians 1:18
Over the years I’ve seen this passage of scripture on display in so many lives. How many of us have interacted with someone who prefers life outside of God’s plan and will not consider the implications of their sin?
The Gospel is “folly to those who are perishing” and that is a very sad state of affairs, especially when those are some of your family and friends. These words are relevant today:
For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.1 Corinthians 1:22-24
Just now I am reminded of the words penned by Isaiah:
“Seek the LORD while he may be found;Isaiah 55:6-9
call upon him while he is near;
let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts;
let him return to the LORD, that he may have compassion on him,
and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Many around us may be blinded from seeing the Gospel as Truth, but that didn’t stop Paul from proclaiming the message to all who would listen because the message of the cross is the most relevant message for all,