Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 1:18-25 (day four)
Paul’s letter to the Corinthians was intended to correct the false reasoning and practices going on in the church. The Greeks had a deep love for philosophy and when many of the converts came into the church at Corinth, they brought with them the false thinking they already had. Paul was trying to teach the church that the wisdom of God did not need any of man’s ‘wisdom’ to be added to it. The Corinthians held on to many of their presuppositions about God that effectively created an idolatrous image of how God should act and be.
How often do we do the same as the Corinthians? We develop our own image as to how God should look and respond and we then twist the truth of Scripture to match up with our image. This is called idolatry. Paul says in our very best ‘wisdom’, we cannot compare to God’s ‘worst foolishness’. Believers are called to trust the wisdom of Christ…the very power of God.