Hope in the Foolishness of the Cross

I love David Garland’s commentary on 1 Corinthians (perhaps as well, maybe more than, Fee’s!). He comments on the foolishness of the cross as God’s means of salvation.

The evil that sustains the domination system appears on the surface to be stronger than good. Evil, however, contains the seeds of its own destruction, especially when it unwittingly undoes itself at the moment of what appears to be its greatest triumph, when Jesus is crucified. The cross is the decisive event in a cosmic struggle that unmasks and overthrows the powers of this world” – David E. Garland, 1 Corinthians, 95.

It is indeed ironic that the Corinthian Christians so swiftly pursued the world’s wisdom while having experienced the saving wisdom of God in Christ. With so great a salvation as that wrought by the Christ, why return to the mire of worldly pursuits? Why indeed.

Αυτω η δοξα,

Jason

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