The Wisdom of God
The message of the cross is foolish to those
who are headed for destruction!
But we who are being saved know
it is the very power of God.
As the Scriptures say,
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise
and discard the intelligence of the intelligent.”
So where does this leave the philosophers, the scholars,
and the world’s brilliant debaters?
God has made the wisdom of this world look foolish.
Since God in his wisdom saw to it
that the world would never know him through human wisdom,
he has used our foolish preaching
to save those who believe.
It is foolish to the Jews,
who ask for signs from heaven.
And it is foolish to the Greeks,
who seek human wisdom.
So when we preach that Christ was crucified,
the Jews are offended
and the Gentiles say it’s all nonsense.
But to those called by God to salvation,
both Jews and Gentiles,
Christ is the power of God
and the wisdom of God.
This foolish plan of God is wiser
than the wisest of human plans,
and God’s weakness is stronger
than the greatest of human strength.