Thursday, September 26, 2013

become a fool, own the cosmos

"For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.  For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men... So let no one boast in men. For all things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future--all are yours, and you are Christ's, and Christ is God's."  (1 Corinthians 1:21-25; 3:21-23 ESV)

"You are either glorying in men, or else you are glorying in the Lord Jesus Christ. Glory in men and you will continue a slave and the slavery will increase!  Glory in the Lord Jesus Christ and he will set you free, and make you willing servants, the owner, the heir of the whole cosmos, children of God, and if children, then heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ... See that the essence of wisdom is to become a fool, to become a Christian, to be laughed at by the world, but in reality to be made wise with the wisdom of God himself!" (D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones*)

*Martyn Lloyd-Jones' sermon, "Full Salvation" is here to stream or download
All sermons in the MLJ library are now free for download. 

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