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1 Corinthians 1:18-31: The Mystery of Wisdom – Part VKeys-to-Wisdom

Saturday, July 9, 2022

I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the cleverness of the clever I will set aside.

God says: My servant Paul writes about how the foolishness of the cross becomes the wisdom of the rescued and he does this well. He recalls the words of Psalm 49 that remind you of the durability of my kingdom and the strength of my love. Spend time with these old and new verses today and my wisdom will flourish within you. Allow these words to seep into your bone and sinew and my Spirit will bring you understanding and peace where before there was confusion and sorrow. Paul will also remind you that when you demand signs you may be disappointed for my wisdom does not arrive in that way. He will recall that when you look for wisdom as an entity you will find only emptiness. Paul hands to you the key to understanding my wisdom which is . . . you must trust the mystery of my wisdom. You must trust that the more you rely on me the wiser you become while the more you rely on yourself the more foolish you will be.

Paul tells us that God’s wisdom lies in the paradox of the cross. When we spend time with Psalm 49 and this letter to the Corinthians, the mystery of God’s wisdom blooms within, giving us the key to understanding God’s peace and joy.

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