Today’s devotion for today is based on Saint Paul’s words to the congregations at Cornith as they are recorded for us in 1 Corinthians 1:25, “Even the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.”
As I thought about the verse for today it came to me that God’s foolishness is only foolish because we believe it is. We believe our wisdom is better, our ways are higher, and our thoughts are smarter. I know I wouldn’t do things the way God does, and God certainly doesn’t act in ways that always make sense to me.
That’s why this verse is comforting to me. No matter how much wisdom I might have, God’s foolishness is so much more. God is stronger than my weakness. Who else but Christ Jesus, God in the flesh, would promote the way of the cross, sacrifice, turning your cheek, and laying down your life? Fortunately, the wisdom of God, Christ Jesus, does just that. And he not only promotes these things but puts them into practice so that we can share in God’s wisdom.
Please pray the prayer for today with me: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, thank you, God, for your wisdom and your foolishness. Thank you for the gift of Christ and for life itself. May we live in your wisdom and strength In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.