“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – 1 Corinthians 1:18-19

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TODAY’S WORD…

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For the message about Christ’s death on the cross

is nonsense to those who are being lost;

but for us who are being saved it is God’s power.

The scripture says,

“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise
and set aside the understanding of the scholars.”

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– 1 Corinthians 1:18-19 (GNT)

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REFLECTION…

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Human wisdom ought to be in line with the wisdom of God,

but it has gone off course and it has become "the wisdom of the world".

We seem to rely only on logic or on science,

yet it is only God’s grace that can make a person truly wise.

Therefore, no true Christian can boast of obtaining wisdom by his or her own efforts.

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Divine wisdom, which all of us are called to have a share in,

is the plan of salvation revealed by God and taught by the Holy Spirit.

It is through divine wisdom

that we begin to understand Christ’s death on the cross.

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The cross of Christ, therefore, leads the way to true wisdom and prudence,

and no one may remain indifferent to it.

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However, some people see the message of the Cross as irrational:

these are on the road to destruction.

Then there are others – those who are on the road to salvation –

who are discovering that the Cross is "God’s power".

The Cross is "God’s power" because on it hung the Saviour of the world

and through it He conquered the devil and sin.

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Simplicity and humility are needed

if one is to discover the divine wisdom of the Cross.

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Go therefore before the Cross, with faith and reverence,

and fix your eyes on Jesus,

and the Holy Spirit will shed the light of the truth on you

…and you will be filled with awe

and with a great love for Jesus your Saviour.

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QUOTE…

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"O most precious gift of the Cross!

How splendid it looks! […]

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It is a tree which produces life, without causing death;

which sheds light, without casting shadows;

which leads to Paradise and does not expel anyone therefrom;

it is the wood which Christ ascended, as a king mounting his chariot,

to defeat the devil who had usurped the power of death,

and to set mankind free from the slavery in which the devil held it."

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– Theodore the Studite

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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I adore you, O Christ, and I bless You,

because by Your holy cross, You have redeemed the world.

Thank You, Jesus. I love You, Jesus.

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