Monday, August 27, 2007

Bumper Sticker

On the way home today, I saw the following on a bumper sticker:
Have you forgotten about Jesus? Isn't it about time you did?
Just when I start to ask myself why people are so offended by Jesus Christ, I remember Paul's words to the Corinthians:
For 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. For it is written,

"I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart."

Where 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? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. - 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, ESV
Lord, thank you for opening the eyes of a fool like me, for removing my heart of stone and giving me a heart of flesh.
To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen. - Jude 24-25

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Once again, brother, thanks for this. Love and miss you ~ J in the UK.

On another note, I'm tagging you - I got tagged yesterday, and figured I'd pass it along. Just look at my blog to see the "rules." Love ya!