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The Spirit Is, Therefore I Think (4 of 4)
Series: This I Believe
I Corinthians 1:18-2:16
Ravi Zacharias did a lectureship at Ohio State University. As he was being driven to the lecture, they passed by the Wexner Art Center.
The driver said, "This is a new art building for the university. It is a fascinating building designed in the post-modernist view of reality."
* The building had no pattern.
* Staircases went nowhere.
* Pillars supported nothing.
The architect had designed the building to reflect his view of life. It went nowhere and was mindless and senseless.
Zacharias thought about that a couple of moments and then turned to the man and asked, "Did they do the same thing with the foundation?"
The driver laughed and said "You can't do that with a foundation."
APPLY: That architect was a worldly man. He was filled with worldly ideas. To his way of thinking, he could do whatever he wanted to do with a building because that's what life was like. He REALLY BELIEVED that life was meaningless and senseless. And so he built a building to proclaim his philosophy of life - his theology.
That architect didn't think like you and I think. That's because he built his life on a different foundation than you and I have built ours.
Now, that's important for us to remember because we are surrounded by people who don't think like we think. We are surrounded by people who have built their lives on a different foundation than the one that we have on Jesus Christ.
Paul wrote: "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? 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.
Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has ...
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