For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect. (1 Corinthians 1:17)
Holy Spirit, help us daily preach Jesus, and him crucified.
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18 )
Father, protect us from worldly wisdom which sees no need for the cross, and fill us anew with the resurrection power of your Holy Spirit that overcame the cross and the grave.
For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.” (1 Corinthians 1:19/Isaiah 29:14)
Jesus, come and visit the Episcopal Church — it is immersed in worldly wisdom and prudence.
Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? (1 Corinthians 1:20)
Father, help us embrace your wisdom rather than the world’s wisdom.
For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. (1 Corinthians 1:21)
Jesus, thank you for rescuing me from the folly of worldly wisdom and giving me a heart to believe what you have done for me by your cross and resurrection.
A word received: Hear me, my people; listen to my voice.
I AM speaking to you; listen to me.
Listen for my voice as you read Scripture.
Listen for my voice as you pray.
Listen for my voice in the quiet times.
Listen for my voice when all is confusion.
Sunday: 63:1-8(9-11), 98; Deuteronomy 8:1-10; 1 Corinthians 1:17-31; Mark 2:18-22
Monday: 41, 52; Deuteronomy 8:11-20; Hebrews 2:11-18; John 2:1-12