“This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength” (I Corinthians 1:25 NLT).
What is the plan? That no one would be able to understand God with mere “human wisdom” but by the preaching of salvation through Jesus Christ.
Although many unbelieving mocked and scorned those who were preaching and even those who “are” preaching, the message is still the same and so is the intent of God’s plan for man’s salvation.
The Law could not do what was needed because man’s weak flesh would not do what was commanded. Our wise God understood man’s weakness and came down to make the ultimate sacrifice for sin in the person of Jesus Christ, once and for all. There is no other sacrifice to made for the remission of sin.
Our job–mankind’s role–is simply to “repent” and accept the sacrifice made and allow Him to be Lord of our lives. If we acknowledge the wrong-doing in our lives–He is faithful and just to forgive us, but He cannot forgive what we are unwilling to acknowledge. When we turn from what was keeping us from having a right relationship with Him, He forgives and guides us along the path of righteousness that He intended for us to follow from the beginning. Having Him as Lord over our lives, means when we listen to Him, we will not stray from the path and we will receive all the many benefits He has in store for us.
This plan–so simple yet so difficult for many–is foolishness to those who choose to believe their wisdom is superior to God’s. This is why we still have people–refusing to believe Him, mocking those who preach Him, and in their foolishness–leading others astray with their influence. Yes, for them–God’s pan is foolish since they do not believe they need God. They do not understand the power behind the Invisible God who yet made all that was made–visible and they cannot duplicate what God has done and they do not understand why.
They cannot replicate a galaxy that God created. They cannot replicate the blue of the sky that God created. They cannot create the snow-capped mountains or deep oceans–but they think–in their own wisdom–they understand how it all came to be.
No one can understand the depth of God’s love and all He has ever done for His love for humanity without knowing and understanding His purpose for humanity–and that understanding–can only come with belief and acceptance of who He is! Preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ might be foolishness to unbelieving man, but for the believer we know just how precious the gift was and is for all of God’s children.
We who believe and know The Plan, should never allow the foolishness of human wisdom to interfere with God’s plan, no matter how foolish others try to make it. We know--and it is because of God’s foolish plan that we are joint-heirs with Jesus Christ and have a place reserved for us in heaven where we will spend eternity with Him.
Hold onto to your faith in God’s Foolish Plan for all of mankind!