II. The foolishness of God is far greater than the wisdom of men!
1 Cor 1:20-25
20 Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 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. 22 Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.
What seems to be foolishness to the natural mind is wisdom at work! God loves to work in ways that the so- called wise men cannot grasp with their minds or earthly reasoning’s.
God often chooses the things and people that the world would overlook to do His greatest accomplishments. He loves to do what to us seems impossible, through those who seem improbable, and the birth of Jesus is just that. God chose the simple things to put to shame the wise!
1 Cor 1:27-29
27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28 He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things — and the things that are not — to nullify the things that are, 29 so that no one may boast before him.
He does this so that no one can claim credit, and that He will be glorified! It’s our pride that causes us to want the glory and credit. God rejects our wisdom and hates our pride so He will often choose those things that offend us, or those people we wouldn’t expect to achieve His purposes.