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Christ Crucified - Part 1 (1 of 2)
Charles H. Spurgeon
1 Corinthians 1:23,24
But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness; but unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God (1 Corinthians 1:23,24).
What contempt God poured upon the wisdom of this world! How He brought it to nought, and made it appear as nothing. He has allowed it to work out its own conclusions, and prove its own folly. Men boasted that they were wise; they said that they could find out God to perfection; and in order that their folly might be refuted once and forever, God gave them the opportunity of so doing. He said, "Worldly wisdom, I will try you. You say you are mighty, that your intellect is vast and comprehensive, that your eye is keen, that you can unravel all secrets; now, behold, I try you: I give you one great problem to solve. Here is the universe; stars make its canopy, fields and flowers adorn it, and the floods roll over its surface; My name is written therein; the invisible things of God may be clearly seen in the things which are made. Philosophy, I give you this problem-find Me out. Here are My works-find Me out. Discover in the wondrous world which I have made, the way to worship Me acceptably. I give you space enough to do it-there are data enough. Behold the clouds, the earth, and the stars. I give you time enough; I will give you four thousand years, and I will not interfere; but you shall do as you will with your own world. I will give you men in abundance, for I will make great minds and vast, whom you shall call lords of earth; you shall have orators, you shall have philosophers. Find Me out, O reason, find Me out, O wisdom; discover My nature, if you can: find Me out unto perfection, if you are able; and if you cannot, then shut your mouth forever, and then I will teach you that the wisdom of God is wiser than the wisdom of man; yea, that the foolishness of God i ...
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