By the late Billy Grahm
READ: 1 CORINTHIANS 15: 11– 21
As we gaze on a confused and frustrated world, this Scripture comes to mind:
“For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was please through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe” (1 Corinthians 1:21). The idea of our world being saved by Christ on the cross was foolishness to the proud and boastful Corinthians of the Apostle Paul’s time, who thought that the wisdom of the world was vested in them. And there are many people like them today. But how different it is for those of us who in simple faith know Christ and Him crucified. For us, as the apostle wrote, the cross of Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.
We have been saved by His grace and mercy. We do not deserve it, we did not pay for it, we did not work for it. It has been given to us as a gift. It is by the work of our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross—and by His resurrection—that we can claim any right to the great Kingdom that is yet to come.
When others look at you, do they see the hope that you have in Christ, both for this life and for eternity?
All Scriptures are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version, ©2011 by Biblica, Inc.