1 Corinthians 1:21-23 (NET)
For since in the wisdom of God the world by its wisdom did not know God, God was pleased to save those who believe by the foolishness of preaching.
For Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks ask for wisdom,
but we preach about a crucified Christ, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles.
A certain Christian musician was beginning to become really popular in his country, and international doors were beginning to open for him on every side. He received high profile visitors who were big players in the global music industry. They told him that they were really impressed with his music and would love to produce his first international hit album. Their offer sounded too good to be true, but there was just one condition he needed to meet. They said they observed that he mentioned the name ‘Jesus’ a lot in his songs. They said he would have to refrain from mentioning that name and simply talk about God. He was wise enough to turn down their offer because he wasn’t comfortable with the idea of omitting the name of his master and Lord in the songs he received from Him.
The world does not have a problem with morality and Christianity, as long as Christ is omitted. What they have a problem with is the message about the crucified Christ who is Lord and King of all. To this day, what have hindered many Jews from the light of salvation is the refusal to accept that Jesus Christ is Lord. This has been their stumbling block as a nation. But to us who are being saved, Jesus is the power and the wisdom of God. His grace has delivered us from the bondage of sin and Satan.
Go into today praying in the spirit and asking God to empower you to preach Christ and draw people from the darkness of this world.
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