The weeks prior to Resurrection Sunday is a perfect time for us to contemplate the wisdom of God and His proven love for us by sending Jesus to the Cross. The wisdom of the world would never have chosen a cross for its salvation. The wisdom of the world always chooses the path of “obvious” victory. It knows nothing of the deeper battles and the subtleties of faith. It acts on what it sees on the surface and grabs as much visible glory as it can. It will not wait, it seizes what is most convenient.
As followers of Jesus Christ, we were not born of that spirit. We were born of the Spirit of God, and His Spirit will lead us to the Cross. He points us toward eternal realities, not temporal glory. While earthly wisdom tells us to get what we can while we can, God’s wisdom shows us the reality of eternity that lies beyond the visible nature of this broken world. It shows us the Resurrection beyond the Cross.
Those of us who seek true wisdom do not simply desire information from God. We want to know what He is like. We pursue Him as the source of all Truth, and we long to take our cues from Him. We are not satisfied with Him just telling us what to believe. We live to see faith in action. We look forward to witnessing His wisdom at work in our lives every day. We ask ourselves, what would He do if He were clothed in human flesh?
God has given us the answer, of course. We can examine the wisdom of Jesus, which led Him to death for the ultimate good for all mankind. What He did in surrendering to the Cross was absolute foolishness in the eyes of the world. And still is, more so today. But we who know His heart can see beyond the Cross, and based on what we see, we walk toward it with absolute confidence.
“Has not God made foolishness the wisdom of the world?” (1 Corinthians 1:20)
As followers of the risen Christ, let’s never exchange eternal glory for short term, temporary gain. Jesus, our example, forsook the temporal because He knew the eternal. But the world will always urge us to seek the superficial victory for right now. Let’s not take the bait. It’s a foolish world, and God has shamed it. Let’s see and celebrate what God has already accomplished, and learn the wisdom of the Cross, and Embrace It.
Have a rewarding weekend. Make it better by worshiping The LORD with those who are vigilant to the ways of the world and have disciplined themselves to reject what it has to offer in order to experience certain victory found only in Christ that will last forever.
All For Jesus – Nothing More, Nothing Less, Nothing Else.
“He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, The King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see, to Him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.” (1 Timothy 6:15b-16)