…to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 1 Corinthians 1:2
I spent a month, the month of January, and I wanted to start 2017 off right. I taught a lot from Proverbs and there is some good teaching there. Especially, about words and how we expres ourselves, about foolishness.
Just before this verse, we are told by Paul how the Jews are looking for signs, and that the Greeks want wisdom. Of course, we know this is true because the Jews were astronomers and used the moon to determine season, even the stars. It was Nimrod, a whole different story, that came up with astrology.
And the Greeks were scholars and sages and philosphers. So when Paul preached Christ to them, he said it was a stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to the Greeks. We know that there were Jews, Greeks, Romans, Gentiles of all kinds who were to become believers, even martyrs for Christ, but for many it was not believable becasue i went against wwhat they had been taught and believed.
To become a Christian, takes faith, you may not be able to see Jesus like Paul did to have a turn around, but you must believe and repent. Just change your mind , or at least open it a little too let the light of His love in. That Jesus could be the answer to all our problems was sjust too much for some. They wanted tangible things. The Jews saw miracles, so did the Greeks.
But to those who are called, the called out ones for Christ, He is our power, by the Holy Spirit and our wisdom. So even with all the teaching on wisdom and all those posts about it and all the good verses, and no matter how much wisdom is referred to as a she, no matter how many good things I might have said or points I made, remember this verse, and that Jesus is our true wisdom.
Should you go back and read them, remember that. I will probably do some editing. Wisdom cries in the streets, carries a lantern, hopes wee hear her. But wisdom is not a woman. Wisdom is Jesus. Wise men stil seek HIm, and wise women, too. Rebecca Jones