Devotional 10/5

Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 1 Corinthians 1:22-24

In order to serve you have to anticipate a need before it arises.
Serita Jakes

The word was made flesh, the word was with God, and the word was God. Jesus left the place of glory which He had with the Father, to save us. I love that God extends His grace to us, and tells us to come to His throne unashamedly to ask for mercy. And I love that He freely gives abundance of wisdom to those who ask!

I love how Paul breaks down who Jesus is depending on their perception. To the unbelievers, Jesus is foolishness, to the religious Jesus is a stumbling block. But to us, the called, Jesus is the wisdom of God!

Most of look for confirmation that God exists” we look for supernatural things and miracles… but this does not prove the existence of God. For instance, the statues of the virgin Mary in South America, tends to shed tears of blood. Can we say this is God? No, it is demonic. The bible says that statues are not to be prayed to nor worshipped, so would God go against His own word and manifest through a statue? Remember, Satan performs miracles too (Matthew 24:24). See the source image

We also tend to clap to worldly wisdom: punch lines and philosophy. We love poetry, we love dropping coded messages and call them revelations of God, and we also love to laugh when ministers subtly insult people from the altar. This is all worldly wisdom, which the bible also calls satanic because it comes from the flesh (James 3:15)! When we speak about grace, we get under the skin of the religious people. When we preach God’s mercy, we are doubted by the religious theologians. When we preach about Jesus return, the unbelievers laugh at us. And when we speak about Jesus power to cast out demons, and heal the sick, they look for any which way to give the credit to the universe, the human flesh or any other things except Jesus!

To us who have the privilege of knowing God, believing God and chasing after God… Jesus Christ is life. We seek the Lord for instruction, direction, counsel, and strategy. We present our needs and ideas to God… and we would not have it any other way. We know that God and Jesus are One, and He is powerful beyond measure and HE IS WISDOM.

When we speak of Wisdom, we must acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Wisdom, (Proverbs 8). He ought to be our foundation, our core and our guide. Imagine the word if God is Jesus, grace is Jesus, and wisdom is also Jesus. We cannot and should not ever believe we have enough Jesus.

Let’s pray:

Father God, King of kings, Lord of lords! We come before you to ask you for wisdom! We need your wisdom Lord. In order to live life and fulfill our greatest potential, and avoid setback, my God we plead for your wisdom. I ask for this grace for myself, and all believers around the world. And I thank you for abundance of wisdom. In Jesus name, Amen.

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