“Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.” (1 Corinthians 1:20–25, NIV 1984).
My Musings – Whose idea was it to make a square box for a round pizza? Why is it when you ask someone “a penny for your thoughts,” that they usually insist on putting in their own two cents, which many times is not worth a plug nickel? Why do people claim it was the only choice they had, when a choice cannot be only? What’s so good about grief, Charlie Brown? How can anyone be in ill health? Can there ever be such a thing as a civil war? Have you ever known a devout atheist? Just how does one go about evening the odds? Have you ever witnessed a minor miracle? Why do people sometimes insist on receiving an original copy? Which one do you suppose they really want? Do people really have unbiased opinions? Have you ever been clearly misunderstood?
“Where is the wise man?” Wise man? We surely are a foolish lot. Stumbling all over the simple truth of the Gospel, unable to believe that it can be that simple. We think that we are so wise, yet in our greatest wisdom, we cannot even equal God’s “foolishness.”
My Advice – Choose the foolish of what is preached, Christ crucified, which is the wisdom of God. It really is the “only choice.”