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. (1 Corinthians 1:22-25 ESV)
Hymn ELH 523:1-2 In the Cross of Christ I Glory
In the cross of Christ I glory,
Towering o’er the wrecks of time.
All the light of sacred story
Gathers round its head sublime.
When the woes of life overtake me,
Hopes deceive, and fears annoy,
Never shall the cross forsake me;
Lo, it glows with peace and joy.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your wisdom in sending Your only-begotten Son to be my Savior. Strengthen my faith in Jesus and give me wisdom to overcome all trials in my life. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.