Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
It is a challenge to come to believe that God uses foolishness and weakness to convince the world of the good news. But if you think about it, there is no science or rationality in the world that can conclude that the death of a man on a cross 2000 years ago is good news. No reasonable person can accept that the dead man, truly dead man, is raised and lives. No, no, no!!!! None of that makes sense.
But, that is what we proclaim. That world did its damnedest, but God said “NO.” The world continues to work against God, but God says “Nice try.” In the resurrection God says, “I win. And since I win---so do you.” But, that is foolishness. To believe and proclaim that this nonsense makes sense.
But, by the grace of God, that is what we believe and what we proclaim. It is not our wisdom or our power that makes this true. It is the power of God. So we proclaim and we boast—not in ourselves, but in God.
Go ahead be proud today: “boast in the Lord.” --Jim Bricker, Camp Mount Luther Summer Chaplain to the Staff
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