Devotions for August 23, 2017

1 CORINTHIANS 1:20-25

20 So where does this leave the philosophers, the scholars, and the world’s brilliant debaters? God has made the wisdom of this world look foolish. 21 Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom, he has used our foolish preaching to save those who believe. 22 It is foolish to the Jews, who ask for signs from heaven. And it is foolish to the Greeks, who seek human wisdom. 23 So when we preach that Christ was crucified, the Jews are offended and the Gentiles say it’s all nonsense.

24 But to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles,[a] Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength.

HE IN ME…REALLY?

If you are thinking something similar to today’s devotional title, I promise you are not alone. God…inside of man!? To some, it may sound far-fetched, but let’s see how Paul encourages us as we attempt to grasp this amazing truth.

PERSONAL REFLECTION

Q: What are the two ways that we see “the world” responding to the message of the gospel? (23)
Q: What SHOULD the response be? Is this your response? (24)
Q: Do you believe that you have the power of God inside you to bring others to salvation? How should that influence how you live today?

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