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Lessons from my own bible study

1 Corinthians 1:18-19

18 For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written,

“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
    and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”

It’s hard being a Christian. We do/say/believe things that society (natural man) says is weird (pathetic, lame, ridiculous, froo-froo), and then we get weird looks for doing it. There’s no question or argument that Christian values are not in line with the mainstream, and there’s always resistance to going against the mainstream.

Fear of man keeps a lot of Christians from being as expressive, as open, about their life, thoughts, opinions, and values as most people are. Nobody has a problem complaining to a stranger about how drunk they got last night. But imagine the looks you’d get if you said “God told me last night that I need to stop doing sit-ups.” I’m working to come to a place where I trust God’s judgement enough to not care if I get treated strangely for acting like I’m in love with Him. That will be a new kind of freedom in which God’s power can really go to work in my life.

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3 thoughts on “1 Corinthians 1:18-19

  1. Being “weird” as a Christian has been an unexpected theme in my day so it was really AWESOME coming across your post. I think God is speaking to me in blog posts today! I love the bit about freedom in your weirdness. Thanks for sharing this wisdom from your bible study.

    -Tasha, The Bridge Chicago

    • Great! I’m so glad you’re seeing the power and movement of the Holy Spirit in your life! Yesterday’s verse is definitely on theme: “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends upon human tradition and the basic principles of this world, rather than on Christ (Col 2:8).” Have a good day!

  2. That’s a great verse to follow up with. Thanks for the encouragement!

    -Tasha, The Bridge Chicago

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