Holy Week Tuesday, John 12:20-36 and 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
On this Tuesday of Holy Week we focus on understanding the ‘why’ of the cross, as in, ‘Why did there have to be a cross, a brutal and humiliating death, Why?!’ It is not a bad question, as we saw Sunday, even Jesus asked it?
This is going to give you a headache (I say this because I now have a headache) but here it goes…possibly the greatest threat to our faith is arrogance, the audacity to think we know everything…the other is ignorance that comes out of a false humility or sheer laziness. Satan uses both of these while the apostle Paul attempted to rid us of both of these.
‘someday we are going to see God in his completeness, face-to-face. Now all that I know is hazy and blurred, but then I will see everything clearly, just as clearly as God sees into my heart right now.’I Corinthians 13:12 (the Message)
Paul calls ‘those who are wise’ foolish, but he is not saying wisdom is foolish, nor is he saying that we should live in a blissful ignorance. ‘Those that are wise’ is speaking to those who are arrogant, who fail to seek truth but instead think they already know all truth, they have quit seeking and searching for truth. Paul is calling us to ‘know’ even while we ‘know’ that there will be things that we will not ‘know’ yet, but, when we see God face to face, then we will ‘know’. So wisdom is a positive, being arrogant is a negative.
Take some time today, read these passages and ponder why?’
It is holy week, see you tomorrow.