Daily Archives: October 6, 2018
It is love, not knowledge, that forms the basis of Christianity. Paul wrote letters to the church at Corinth to emphasize this point and lead the Corinthians back into right relationship with God and others. Join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Below today’s scripture is an example SOAP from our team. Whether it’s your first time reading the Bible or you’ve been doing daily devotions for decades, God will use this One Thing to speak to you. We love hearing from you! Please use the comment section of our website to share your SOAP, thoughts or questions on the reading, or prayer requests. Join us as we build unity and community through God’s Word!
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Christ Crucified Is God’s Power and Wisdom
18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written:
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;
Foolish Wisdom | Jess Howell
1 Corinthians 1:27
God is wiser than us, as hard as we try to prove otherwise. But He doesn’t require wisdom to be saved. Through His Son Jesus, we have been given a gift – freedom from our sin and the Holy Spirit to give us wisdom.
Today I was reflecting on the things that have happened in my past that I thought were “unfair” – people that treated me poorly and made me feel like I wasn’t smart or good enough. I’ve spent many years grumbling about it, but realized with this verse that God can and has used these very moments to mold me and use me. I don’t have to be “able”, just available.
What a week of revelations, God! Even with a super busy and overwhelming week, You found me and opened my eyes to new things. I want to make myself available to You and to others who need to see You through me. Thank You for all You’ve shown me this week and for what else You have in store! Amen
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