The Foolish Things

1 Corinthians 1:27 KJV. “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;”

Did you ever ask God, what are the foolish things you chose? Is it me or do you read and study scripture like a reporter? I ask God questions all the time. He answers. So when I read 1 Corinthians 1:27 I read it like this –

God has chosen the foolish things of the world –
To do what?  Confound the wise.
Why? Verse 29 – That no flesh should glory in his presence.
As I started digging through my cross references for verse 27, I started to notice a pattern. See if you notice the pattern.

Psalm 8:2 KJV “Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.”

Isaiah 29:10-14 KJV  “For the Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.
[11] And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:
[12] And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.
[13] Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
[14] Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.”

There are plenty of verses but Paul makes it clear, foolish things of the world are words. Words of a book just like Isaiah was saying in Isaiah 29.

The foolish things God chose to confound the wise – words in a book. His book. Scripture. Look at 1 Corinthians 1:31 “That, according as it is written, …”

Until next time.

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