Oh! We can all be so foolish at times! Thankfully, most of our foolishness leaves only a temporary mark or fleeting memory – with maybe just a bit of embarrassment thrown in. But the greatest act of foolishness we could ever commit, with eternal consequences, is to not put our faith in Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord!
In perfect wisdom and boundless love, our Heavenly Father allowed Jesus – the sinless One, His perfect Son – to die for our sins so that we could be brought before our God as righteous, holy and redeemed. And God did this all out of His love!
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. – John 3:16-17
To those who do not yet know the love of God and the power of His great and total sacrifice in giving His Son Jesus for our forgiveness, salvation and eternal life, this seems like absolute foolishness! It’s just too outrageous! It’s just too simple!
Questions arise about such foolishness – and they should:
Is it really true that Jesus chose to die for me? To die for the forgiveness of all my sins?
Is it really true that through the resurrection of Jesus, all the power that sin and death had over me is completely broken and defeated forever?
Is it really true that because of my faith in Jesus, I can live now and forever in an intimately and eternally secure love relationship with my Heavenly Father?
The answer to each of these questions – from the very Word and Wisdom of God – is Yes!
…the message concerning the faith we proclaim: That if you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. – Romans 10:8-10
How could this be? It doesn’t make sense.
Oh, but it does. To our God. Jesus – through His death and resurrection – is the very power and wisdom of God! By God’s will. In God’s way.
…to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom…Christ Jesus, who has become for us the wisdom of God – that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. – 1 Corinthians 1:24-25, 30
May we each fully believe and trust God’s foolish wisdom in giving His Son Jesus to save us and transform our lives – right now in this moment and for all eternity!