Wednesday, February 4, 2009

What Pleases God - Part 4

What Pleases God - Intro
What Pleases God - Part 1
What Pleases God - Part 2
What Pleases God - Part 3

For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.
I Corinthians 1:21

God is pleased when we live on His Word not the world's. When we choose to believe what the world can't. I loved this verse.

The preaching that is pleasing to God.... the world called (calls) foolish. So the next time you are made to feel like a fool for your thinking --- you're in good company.

What sort of thinking does the world call foolish?
  • that our God came into this world in flesh form born to a virgin teenager mother in a lowly stable
  • that a humble carpenter, rejected by His own people was our One and Only God in the flesh....
  • that He was tortured & crucified bearing the weight of ALL the world's sin on His shoulders....
  • that 3 days later He rose from the dead!!! Defeating death once and for all!!! He rose after 3 days!!
  • that He ascended to heaven with His Father forever to reign with Him....
  • that He left us His Holy Spirit that lives in all who believe...
  • that the great Comforter & Teacher didn't leave us alone down here....
  • that our entire eternal existence and value lie in believing in the power of the Cross
A man must be willing to be a fool in the world's eyes to become truly wise.


satire and theology said...

'God is pleased when we live on His Word not the world's. When we choose to believe what the world can't. I loved this verse.'

This is my struggle as well, in particular when because of evil I am wronged. I can stand for truth and justice but should not return evil for evil and must not sin. I should love others.

Romans 12:2 (New American Standard Bible)

2And do not (A)be conformed to (B)this world, but be transformed by the (C)renewing of your mind, so that you may (D)prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

Randi Jo :) said...

Thanks so much for your comment! I was actually thinking about that same "situation" that I need to become more like Christ and not the world. I think tomorrow's post I will stick to this same verse - and just write more thinking the world calls foolish that God calls wise.

Thanks again! :) blessings

Toia said...

The last line was well said. It's all about what is pleasing to God. It's not about how people see you. It's about how God sees you. Imagine if everyone thought like that...hmmm!!! Great Post!!

Blessings to you and your family!!