Today you should read: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
I absolutely love this passage. This is a great snapshot of God’s plan to save the world. The power behind this plan, the driving force was and is Jesus being crucified for sinners (v. 23 and 29). It is so simple and yet so difficult to understand. Human logic and wisdom cannot grasp this.
Think about it, in order to save the world God would have to become a man, live a perfect life, die on a cross and come back to life. Logically, that makes no sense. But here is why I think God’s plan, as laid out in this passage, happened and is happening the way that it is:
This plan can only be accomplished by and attributed to an all-powerful, wise and good God. We get none of the credit
Verses 18-28 tell us His plan. Lowly people triumphing over the wise; a God-man having to die. That is our hope?
And then verses 29-31 tell us why He did it that way. This plan eliminates any possibility of pride and boasting on our part.
Some of us, though we don’t say it, may think or feel or act as if we are saved because we had a more spiritual bent or were smart enough to figure it out. This is a wrong and dangerous view. When you think about your salvation, come back to this passage and thank God for it. Your salvation is from God through Jesus and His “foolish” plan. We have done nothing to earn, deserve or discover this salvation.
Not only that, but wisdom, our righteousness, our holiness and our redemption are all gifts to us from Jesus through what He did on the cross for us.
This should encourage us to follow what verse 31 tells us to do:
Therefore, as it is written; “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord”
Posted by: Robbie Byrd