Wednesday, February 6, 2019 5:52 AM

Seven Things that Pleased God

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 5:52 AM
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 5:52 AM

#37 Seven Things that Pleased God

I am Fred Myers the founder of For the Fathers Ministry, and this is Faith by the Numbers.

Count your way to wisdom in number two hundred thirty of this series, Seven Things that Pleased God.

There is only one occasion where the phrase “it pleased God” is used in the whole ESV version of the Bible. First, it must be noted that the Bible speaks of many things that pleased God, but this phrase is only used once, and it reveals great things. What is it that pleased God? The phrase is found in 1Corinthians 1.21, and the things that please God are found in 1 Corinthians 1.18-31.

Seven Things that Pleased God:

  1. It pleased God that the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
  2. It pleased God to destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning.
  3. It pleased God to make foolish the wisdom of the world.
  4. It pleased God that the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.
  5. It pleased God that we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles.
  6. It pleased God that the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
  7. It pleased God that He chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are so that no human being might boast in the presence of God, and because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption.

It is a privilege to search the Bible to find the things that please God, for these are the things that enrich our lives.

I am Fred Myers, and this is Faith by the Numbers.

It is my prayer that many will count their way to wisdom through this series and find the peace that surpasses all understanding.

1 Co 1:18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Co 1:19 For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” 1 Co 1:20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 1 Co 1:21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. 1 Co 1:22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 1 Co 1:23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 1 Co 1:24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 1 Co 1:25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 1 Co 1:26 For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. 1 Co 1:27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 1 Co 1:28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, 1 Co 1:29 so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. 1 Co 1:30 And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, 1 Co 1:31 so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

 

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