What Does 1 Corinthians 1:21 Mean?

For since, in God's wisdom, the world did not know God through wisdom, God was pleased to save those who believe through the foolishness of the message preached.

1 Corinthians 1:21(HCSB)

Verse Thoughts

The world at large prides itself on its vast knowledge, extensive understanding and great wisdom and yet the accumulated expertise and vast intelligence of fallen man has pronounced war against the Almighty, and proclaimed that there is no God - or that: “God is dead' - or that: “I am god!'

But God in His infinite wisdom has taken the prideful proclamations of fallen man and rendered them fools in His own eyes - for the fool has said in his heart there is no God, and in his pride the wicked man does not seek after the Lord.. for in all his thoughts there is no room for the one true God, Who is Creator of all and Who sustains all things by the might of His magnificent power.

It is through mans' own perceived wisdom, investigative research and scientific experimentation that God has been labeled a delusion and relegated to the position of mythological idiocy - but the world does not come to a knowledge of God through their own defective wisdom, and so God was pleased to save all those who believe in Christ - through the foolishness of the gospel message preached.

It is through their own flawed “wisdom' that the world does not know God - but God in His own infinite grace was pleased to save all who believe in the Cross of Christ - for the message of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who have been saved.. by grace through faith in Christ's sacrificial death and glorious resurrection, it is the power of God and the wisdom of God.

For Christian men and women, the message of the Cross is the most glorious message of salvation - for the message of the cross is foolishness to those that are wise in their own understanding.. but to you and me.. it is justification; sanctification; glorification and eternal union with Christ Jesus our Lord.

My Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank You that while I was still a sinner Christ died for me and that in Your grace and wisdom You have given Your free gift of Salvation, to all who will humbly receive the glorious truth that is contained within the message of the Cross. Keep me low at the Cross and broken before You - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

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