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 1:23-24
Read: 1 Corinthians 1:23-24
Listen: 1 Corinthians 1
We gained bite-sized pieces of God’s wisdom throughout our study of Proverbs in The Way of the Wise sermon series. We discovered how wisdom provides knowledge and understanding as well as grows faithfulness, generosity, humility, patience and teachableness. Each of these wisdom attributes gives us a glimpse into God’s character.
As we turn the pages of our Bible to the New Testament (the last half of the Bible), we meet Jesus, God’s one and only Son. Through Jesus, we learn more than bite-sized pieces of God’s wisdom. Though born as a baby, Jesus has always existed and is God’s wisdom personified. The Apostle Paul describes Christ as “the wisdom of God” (1 Corinthians 1:24). We see the fullness of who God is through Jesus.
Jesus isn’t just another good, religious teacher. He is God’s Son–fully God and yet fully man. We know God better and how he designed us to really live through Jesus’ wisdom and teaching. We learn not just to be good people, but how to be godly people. Over the next five weeks, we will dive deep into the wisdom of Jesus and discover how relevant his words are to our culture and lives today.
IN YOUR CHAIR TIME TODAY
Pray and ask God to help you pay attention during this season to the wisdom of Jesus. Ask him to help you listen for his voice through Scripture and his Spirit. Pray, “God, I desire to know you more through Jesus. Help me understand his wisdom and open my heart to follow his teachings. Amen.”
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