Foolishness or The Power of God?

Foolishness or the power of God, which shall it be?

What is your response to the cross of Calvary?

For every man down deep in his heart must decide,

Will the gospel be believed or denied?


Perhaps life’s greatest question, aimed at you and me;

Foolishness or the power of God, which shall it be?

What will we do with the Savior crucified?

Will His blood to our lives be applied?


Down through the ages God is longing and reaching

Every time the cross is at the center of our preaching.

Foolishness or the power of God, which shall it be?

A choice that will affect eternity.


A wondrous opportunity, the greatest of good news

Some will run to the altar, while others cling to the pews.

One day we’ll hang our heads in shame or rejoice eternally.

Foolishness or the power of God, which shall it be?


Written 11-27-09



1Corinthians  1:18  For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

1Corinthians 1:21  For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.


Romans 1:16  For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.



7 thoughts on “Foolishness or The Power of God?

  1. Very nice. The Lord knows I have read enough foolishness today.

    Greetings! Thank you for your kind comment. I hope you’ll come back and visit again. Blessings to you in your blogging endeavors. I stopped by your blog, and it looks like you just recently started. May you enjoy the journey.

  2. Hi Carol. Great truth followed up with great scriptures. Earlier tonight I was thinking of how, after we are born of the Spirit, it’s a lifelong transformation of letting go of our ways and daily becoming more like Jesus. In the worlds way of thinking, it seems completely ridiculous and even irresponsible. But Nahum 1:7 and Psalm 37:25 remain true. And when things get really crazy, Job 13:15 is also true.

    What an incredible rest that we have in Christ. To know that, when we cannot see the step in front of us, he sees the end from the beginning. Our own understanding will always fall short, but his ways are perfect and his understanding complete.

    And now to check out the blog from which the first comment came from. (I love the screen name!)

    Blessings always in Jesus name.

    Hi Timbob. Everyone who hears the gospel preached must decide what they are going to do with the knowledge that they have received about Jesus. For those who do obey the gospel, yes, it is a lifelong process of dying to ourselves and seeking to draw closer to Him. If we’ll keep holding onto His hand, He will lead us every step of the way. I like the way Paul puts it in the book of Philippians.

    Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

    Thanks for stopping by, and I’m praying for you and your family.

  3. Romans 1:16 is one of my favorite scripturs. And, I’ve said it before, I wish I had your talent for writing poetry. Nice one, again.

    Thanks, Kweenmama. You might not consider it a talent, but I think it takes some talent to manage a large household well like you do. That’s something I admire about you. 🙂

  4. Love your poem.

    Hi Karen. As I was reading in I Corinthians the thought that a choice must be made when the cross is preached really jumped out at me. What a privilege it is to experience the life changing power of God through the preaching of the cross!

  5. Romans is one of my favorites….

    you wrote this on my birthday! Yesss!!! : )

    a big thank you for stopping in and wishing a happy thanksgiving… it made me smile!!! Peace and care to you!!!!
    Hi Cindy. Happy Belated Birthday. I hope it was wonderful and that this will be your best year yet!

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