THE FOOLISHNESS OF GOD
Memorise: Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 1st Corinthians 1:25
Read: 1st Corinthians 1:18-25, (KJV)
Bible in one year: 1st John 1-4, Psalms 30
Foolishness is commonly interpreted as the lack of a good sense of judgement. It has a range of synonyms that include folly, imprudence, stupidity, laziness, and perverse in speech. In addition, it is frequently contrasted with wisdom, such that the fool is contrasted with the wise, and a fool is everything a wise person is not. The Bible presents wisdom as a divine gift from God, while foolishness characterises anyone that does not believe in God (Psalm 14:1). Consequent upon the above, it is unthinkable that foolishness will be tied to God for any reason. However, the Bible in 1st Corinthians 1:25 says,
Open Heavens 7 August 2016: – the foolishness of God
“Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.”
The Holy Spirit responded to the early Church with the above statement, as they tried to berate the message of the Gospel with the wrong assumption that the wisdom of the world is superior to the wisdom of God. The Word of God clearly states that what the people termed to be foolishness is much wiser than the wisdom of the world. The people of the world cannot relate with the wisdom of God because it is meaningless to them, they cannot understand the wisdom behind the principles and commandments of God. The thought of salvation from sin, the process of redemption, the mystery of the Holy Communion, water and the Holy Spirit baptism, speaking in tongues, and the power of fasting and prayer, are all like closed books to the people of the world. It is beyond their comprehension, they cannot simply relate with the wisdom behind spiritual matters. 1st Corinthians 3:19 says:
“For the wisdom of this world of foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.”
The Bible in 1st Corinthians 2:14 further says;
“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”
(7 August 2016 open heavens)
It takes a spiritual person to understand spiritual things. The inability of the world to comprehend the things of God is deliberate as God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise. A person must first be born again, after which Kingdom matters become plain without any need for explanation. Indeed, the foolishness of God is wiser than men. Are you a bona fide member of the Kingdom? Are you born again?
Father please fill me with a heavenly wisdom that the world cannot comprehend.
Open Heavens Daily Devotional, written by Pastor E.A Adeboye