What Does 1 Corinthians 1:24 Mean?

but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

1 Corinthians 1:24(NASB)

Verse Thoughts

Man cannot, through his own wisdom, knowledge, and learning, come to an understanding of the incredible significance of the Cross and the glorious plan of salvation which the Triune God purposed and planned in the eternal council chambers before the foundation of the world.

Man in the arrogance in his own prideful understanding is increasingly dismissive of the Cross of Calvary, the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and the glorious gospel of grace, and yet it pleased God in the wisdom of His will, to demonstrate the power of God and the wisdom of God through His own crucified Son.

The Jews required a sign from God as proof of His trustworthiness, yet failed to understand that God is faithful and His Word is true. The Gentiles placed their faith in their own human wisdom, perceiving the Cross as a demonstration of God's weakness and His unwarranted failure.

And yet there are those that hear the wonderful gospel of grace, receive it as trustworthy and true, and accept Christ as Redeemer, Saviour, Lord, and God, by grace through faith.

The Word of truth is equally for Jew and Gentile, male and female, young and old, rich and poor, and reaches out into every nation and race, every people and language, and every continent and clime, for God is no respecter of persons and whosoever will may come to the Cross of Calvary and be washed by the blood of the Lamb of God Who takes away the sin of the world.

The foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. And to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks (to those who have trusted Christ Jesus as Saviour, by grace through faith), Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.

My Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank You that in Your wisdom, You anchored Your plan of salvation on the Cross of Christ. Thank You for its cleansing flood and for saving me by grace through faith. Lord, You have chosen the foolish things of this world to confound the wise, and I will never cease to praise You for all Your grace and goodness, to me and to all men. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.

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