Have you ever tried to explain the Gospel to a friend only to receive a blank look or disheartening brush-off? As Paul explained to the Corinthians, the world sees the message of God’s Word as foolishness, but to those who believe, it is life and peace. Alistair Begg compares the infallible wisdom of the Creator God to the world’s wisdom, which relies on human ingenuity and promises what it cannot deliver.
18For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19For it is written,
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”
20Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach2 to save those who believe.
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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.