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Day of Prayer 73: The Beauty of God's Simplicity: Embracing Our Divine Calling


In 1 Corinthians 1:18-21, we find a powerful message about the nature of God's wisdom:


"The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God. As the Scriptures say, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and discard the intelligence of the intelligent.”

So where does this leave the philosophers, the scholars, and the world’s brilliant debaters? God has made the wisdom of this world look foolish. Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom."


We have been given a beautiful hope in the fact that God has hidden His presence from the so-called brilliant of this world and revealed it to us, the simple.


Don't be mistaken; by "simple," I am not insinuating that we are dumb or simple-minded. Rather, God is referring to being simple at heart. Our heart is where our simple disposition should come from.


The wise of this world possess a topical wisdom that God calls the "intelligence of the intelligent." In their thought process, they demand evidence to fulfill and quench their own pride. This pursuit leads them to profess themselves as knowledgeable.


Romans 1:22 states, "Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools."

Let us be grateful to our Heavenly Father this morning for choosing us as His very own special treasure and giving us the deep revelation of who He is to us. Equally as important is the revelation of who we are to Him. In embracing our divine calling, we can find comfort in the simplicity of God's wisdom and our role in His grand plan.

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