Begin to Live

April 9, 2016 Kingdom Daily Wisdom

Book: Proverbs 9

“Leave your simple ways behind, and begin to live; learn to use good judgment”

Wisdom welcomes all to come in and give up their simple human wisdom for a much better life. The Apostle Paul talks further about this in 1 Corinthians 1:18-25:

The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God. As the Scriptures say, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and discard the intelligence of the intelligent.” So where does this leave the philosophers, the scholars, and the world’s brilliant debaters? God has made the wisdom of this world look foolish. Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom, he has used our foolish preaching to save those who believe. It is foolish to the Jews, who ask for signs from heaven. And it is foolish to the Greeks, who seek human wisdom. So when we preach that Christ was crucified, the Jews are offended and the Gentiles say it’s all nonsense. But to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength.

As a Kingdom builder, Jesus Christ coming and giving up His life on the cross is good news and not foolishness. It is because what He did we can truly live. Take time to thank Him for what He has done for you on the cross and then live it out (James 3:13).

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