Gods wisdom is so way beyond our human understanding that often we consider it foolishness. For centuries now, humanity has tried very hard to make sense of this world we live in with all kinds of philosophies and theories, because it could not and still cannot grasp the Truth of God. Only Gods wisdom is going to lead us down the right path. For the message of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to those of us who are being saved it is the power of God.
From our limited human perspective, it seem impossible that God would actually become man, then die on a Cross, rise three days later and then ascend into heaven from where He came. It seems even more impossible that our our only chance to spend eternity in heaven is rooted in our belief and our following of Jesus Christ who died on that Cross for our sins. Humanly speaking, how could the death of one man so long ago actually determine the destiny of every single human being that has ever been created? Gods act of redemption makes no sense to the natural mind. Human wisdom simply cannot comprehend the Cross.
Human wisdom may show us the problems of life, but it fails by not giving us the solutions. The root of all of our problems is sin, which humanity does their best to refuse to acknowledge. The unrepentant heart will try and justify and explain away its sinful behavior.
Human wisdom asks, “Who needs the Cross when we are good people?” However, human intellect simply can’t save us from an eternity in hell. There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it only leads to death.
Some people consider the Cross foolishness because by admitting their sinfulness and their need for Christs redemption would mean they have to give up their own wisdom and glory for Gods. And most people simply aren’t willing to admit Gods ways are better than their own.
God, thank You for the Cross. I acknowledge that I am a sinner in need of redemption. Thank You for dying for me.
“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.”
1 Corinthians 1:21