“…but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.” – 1 Corinthians 1:24
How is Christ “the power of God and the wisdom of God”? The Jews wanted power and the Greeks wanted wisdom. Paul said, “Okay, you want wisdom? Do you want power? I’ll tell you where power is. I’ll tell you where wisdom is. It is in Christ crucified.” How has Christ crucified the power of God?
Do you know that the greatest demonstration of power is not when God made the world and the universe and everything? The greatest demonstration of power is the salvation of the soul.
Now, you may not believe that. You may say, “Oh, that’s preacher talk.” But it’s true: the greatest power on Earth is the power that can save a poor, lost sinner. That’s the reason the Apostle Paul said, “I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is …” What? It is “the power of God unto salvation” (Romans 1:16). Oh, what mighty working miracle power! God created the world with a word. That’s all; He just spoke. But to save a soul, He had to hang His darling Son upon a tree, upon a cross. Dear friend, there is no greater power than this power that can transform a life.
- Have you experienced the power of salvation? If not, how do you need to respond to God today?
- If so, how has the power of the Gospel brought about real change in your life?
Make a list of the ways your life is different after coming to know Christ than it was before you met Him.