The Cross: The Irony of God’s Wisdom

When we are born, we don’t have any idea what we are going to do.  As we get older we think we know what’s going on around us and when we see what others are doing we want to be like them.  They may have a big home, nice car, or a pretty girlfriend or may even be rich.  Most of us think we are smart, we don’t need any body to tell us how to think or act.  It’s when we try to keep up with the “Jone’s” and greed sets in that we start to get lost.  We try so hard to get people to see us as smart and successful and we are willing to pay a high price to be a “somebody.

Take a good look, friends, at who you were when you got called into this life. I don’t see many of “the brightest and the best” among you, not many influential, not many from high-society families. Isn’t it obvious that God deliberately chose men and women that the culture overlooks and exploits and abuses, chose these “nobodies” to expose the hollow pretensions of the “somebodies”? That makes it quite clear that none of you can get by with blowing your own horn before God. Everything that we have—right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start—comes from God by way of Jesus Christ. That’s why we have the saying, “If you’re going to blow a horn, blow a trumpet for God.”

If we turn to God to lead us and trust the he will give us what we need, we can lead a better life.  Don’t let greed steel your joy, God is calling you. Trust in God’s wisdom to open the door to right thinking and right living and get a fresh start to a relationship with Jesus Christ.

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