Speaking about anything close to God being foolish and/or weak seems at first to be like a horrible theological error. Yet, here in the passage above, the apostle Paul has the courage to pen such stunning words. The thing is, God is so secure in His goodness and greatness, that He is not at all ashamed to allow Himself to be viewed by humanity as either foolish or weak. Moreover, He is not put off by so much of what human cultures tend to identify as foolish or weak. This aspect of God's nature is most clearly seen in the incarnation, the counter-cultural teachings, the sufferings and the crucifixion of Jesus. These things that allude to the "weakness" of Christ actually paved the way for the Heavenly Father to vindicate His Son...and display his incomparable wisdom and strength...by raising him from the dead. This way of life that Jesus modeled has wonderful and liberating implications and ramifications for us and our peculiar set of weaknesses that, rather than putting us at odds with the Father, endear us to His heart and set us up for the display of His power through our lives and ministries.
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