For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. 1 Corinthians 1:18-19
Why do some people receive the gospel of Jesus Christ with repentance and become changed by the Holy Spirit, while others reject the gospel and consider it foolishness? It’s very simple, it’s all about the condition of the heart. Those whose hearts are hardened, will never receive the good news of Jesus, until the Holy Spirit opens their spiritual eyes and ears. Until someone understands and recognizes their state of depravity, they will never understand their need for a Savior
This is why preaching is considered “spiritual farming”, The word of God is the seed, and we plant the seeds to the soil, just as a farmer would do. Some soil is better than others, some the seed will take root, and the Holy Spirit will work in them to give them a new heart and a new mind. While others will reject the seed, and it will be choked out among the weeds and thorns
So how does a depraved person try to justify their lifestyle? By using the “wisdom of the world”, it’s not really wisdom at all, it’s an explanation to try and legitimize their sins. For example, the wisdom of the world will tell you , you’re a descendant of a monkey, and therefore you have animal-like instincts and desires. So when a person engages in carnal activities, they can justify it by their animal instincts.
But the reality is, we are made in the image of God, we were set apart from animals, we have a conscience, we know right from wrong, therefore God expects us to behave better because we know better. However by acknowledging this, then the person has accountability for their actions and lives. This is why the world rejects God and rejects the gospel of Jesus Christ.
However those who are called by God, the preaching of the cross, the gospel of Jesus Christ is the power of God, why? Because it’s the only way to salvation, it’s the only way to be reconciled back to God our Father. So the wisdom of the world will try anyway it can to persuade people to live in their sin and reject Christ.
As it is written, God will destroy the wisdom of the wise, as the world was defeated at the cross through Jesus Christ our Lord , Amen!
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Beautiful post. I am going to reblog this.
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Thanks sister! God bless you!
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