The message of the Cross to those who reject it is...
To those who embrace it, the cross is the Very Power of God... It is
I can't explain it, you can only feel it. It's beyond pretense... it is so real. How do you explain a sudden change of heart and behavior? A certain passion for something so 'foolish'?
How can i explain in words that make sense?
The gospel is indeed foolishness, but what do we call the senselessness of continuously going for an exhibition if you're not interested in buying the product? Just to make the artist feel he's got your support even though you think his work sucks(you know you've got to keep him in your circle of friends just incase). You can't understand why there's such a buzz and rave reviews about his work. All the crazy people from his psychiatrist must have been pressured to support him. Why mock God? he really doesn't need our cheering if we're doing it only on Sundays,( and just to have him in our friend list because you never know when you need to call on him )... To make an appearance while we mock those who really appreciate his work.
Message that points to Christ on the Cross seems like sheer silliness
to those hellbent on destruction, but for those on the way of salvation
it makes perfect sense. This is the way God works, and most powerfully
as it turns out. It's written,
I'll turn conventional wisdom on its
head, I'll expose so-called experts as crackpots. So where can you find
someone truly wise, truly educated, truly intelligent in this day and
age? Hasn't God exposed it all as pretentious nonsense? Since the world
in all its fancy wisdom never had a clue when it came to knowing God,
God in his wisdom took delight in using what the world considered
dumb—preaching, of all things!—to bring those who trust him into the way
of salvation." 1 Corin 1:18-21 (Msg)
I pray we snap out of our Wisdom soon enough...
Subscribe to the foolishness of the gospel and disconnect ourselves from the worldly wisdom. Then and then alone can we understand the meaning of Salvation and Love like it is meant to be. Then and then alone can we walk away from the things we thought we could never live without and be a 'church boy/girl' like the foolish people down the street without even trying. A fool for God is wiser than the wisest in the world. The foolish are a joyful lot.