GPS: July 19, 2015

Today’s Scripture:

1 Corinthians 1:18-24

For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

Food For Thought:

In this passage of Scripture, the apostle Paul talks about the foolishness of the cross. What do you think that he means by this statement? What is logical or illogical about your faith in God? How have you stood up for your faith when someone was questioning it?

Prayer:

Mighty and powerful God,
 through Jesus Christ our Savior
 you come to save people in all times and places,
 offering them new life in your presence.
 Give us open hearts to receive your Chosen One,
 that through him we may dwell with you 
as faithful and committed disciples. Amen.

 

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