For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written,
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”
Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
—1 Corinthians 1:18-25
by: Trisha Gerstel.
For some time after I asked Christ into my heart, I felt the need to defend my beliefs. Snarky comments about Christianity would get my hackles up and I would throw back an answer dripping with anger. Thankfully, the Lord has changed my heart. Today, whenever someone has a nasty comment about my faith, I understand that they have been deceived and do not know the peace of Christ. No longer do such comments lead me to anger, but rather to a sense of grieving over their loss as well as a profound thankfulness for the freedom that I have found in Christ Jesus.