Reflections on the Holy Scripture

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This has been a long-time favorite verse of mine, mainly because of verse 25. The passage itself speaks of the message of the cross being "foolishness", not because it is a foolish thing in general, but because in light of our human understanding, it is indeed foolishness. Humans being ensnared within a bottomless well of sin are to be saved by a Man on a cross, born to a virgin? God dies? Why on Earth would God do things this way?

See, verse 25 answers it all: the foolishness of God is wiser than men. In other words, where man would solve a problem one way, God would use another. Where man reasons another thing, God reasons another. This, to me, is one way to word just how transcendent God is over our own understanding. We might ask, "God, why? Why not <some alternative>? Why couldn't you just <easy method>?" But by this verse I have the faith that such questions are petty; I instead accept and have faith in the fact that God's ways are higher than mine no matter how things may be turning out. And, while I still seek to understand, I know that to have faith in this is sufficient for the peace He promises.

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