A Bible verse I think you shouldn’t use again!

I’ve openly expressed my displeasure to one of many scripture quoted here and there by Bible believing Christians. Before I point to you this text in the Holy Bible may I mention this quickly that there is a high level of indiscretion in the usage of this single verse. That, “…the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom…” (1 Corinthians 1:25). God is too perfect, too holy, too wise, to even have the tiniest jot of foolishness as expressed here and professed innocently and ignorantly by many.
Many people who quote this text to make comparison to the wisdom of God have been wrong will continue to miss the meaning until they follow the Word of God slowly…….I mean very slowly.


Let’s handle this slowly and carefully….

Apostle Paul was making reference to the death of Christ on the Cross; how ruthless and cruel. Using such a shameful death to save humanity from sin’s claws is foolishness to the gentile heart amidst a billion alternatives. It wasn’t a good plan should we fit it into the human brain. Remember that wisdom is measured by God and not any human. “His thoughts are higher and his plans are higher” (Isaiah 58:8-9)…….higher in context actually means supreme (beyond the likes of any other). Until we look at things through God’s spectacle, we wouldn’t be better judges of any matter at all. Wisdom is seen only through God’s spectacles.

Until we look at things through God’s spectacle, we wouldn’t be better judges of any matter at all. Wisdom is seen only through God’s spectacles.

So in essence Paul is referring to wisdom through human spectacles, and not God’s. God chose what was foolish as per human ‘spectacles’ to bring the greatest profit to those who believe.
A better rendering of this verse should be, “This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans…” God deployed a plan that is foolish when wisdom is considered through the spectacles of human beings.

A better rendering of this verse should be, “This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans…” God deployed a plan that is foolish when wisdom is considered through the spectacles of human beings.

And that doesn’t mean God is foolish, neither does it mean that in Him is an iota of foolishness. I strongly pray my fellow Bible readers to use this scripture only in the context of the Cross and salvation, and never to mention to imply or assume that God has foolishness.

Published by Samuel Entsua-Mensah

Rev Samuel E. Entsua-Mensah is a young pastor who has deep passion for the truth to save dying souls from the tentacles of sin and deception. He holds a Bachelor's in Theology and Biblical Studies. He's happily married to Philomina Entsua-Mensah affectionately called Maame Baahwa and they current live in the Netherlands.

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