Monday

Praise God

Praise God for fresh rain and cooler weather.

For those of you reading this from somewhere other than north Texas, we are getting a little rain today and the mercury has simmered down a lot. We've had a horrible drought ridden summer and the rain is a reminder that God is a renewer and a refresher of souls. Praise Him with me!

This doesn't have anything to do with rain, but I was reading in 1 Cor. 1 this morning and verse 20 says,

"Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?"

This is first century Roman empire here. Plato, Socrates have established western philosophy. Democracy has been planted and taken root. The mighty intellect of Western Civilization has sprouted and born it's first fruits. The seminary of modern western philosophy was in full swing.

And Paul calls these things foolishness in light of the Cross. Salvation does not come through philosophy. It comes through the "fooloshness of God." Verse 30 states,

"It is because of Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God - that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption."

WOW.

How wonderful that all the yammer and yack that drips from the mouths of those who call God dead is foolishness in the only eyes that matter. Praise God that I can trade in my own foolishness for the "foolishness" of God and receive righteousness, holiness and redemption! How great is our God? How merciful to allow us to repent? How awesome to be involved in His impossible!

Praise Him with me!

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