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“For indeed Jews ask for signs and Greeks search for wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.”  (1 Corinthians 1:22-24)

These ideas still circulate today.  There are those who await miraculous things, those who think they can figure things out and those who follow the Lord of all: different times, but the same pursuits.  Be led by the promise of the One who is forever and see that there is nothing new under the sun.  Christ is the power of God and in Him alone will you find true wisdom.  Follow the Lord.

Lord, teach me to open myself to Your Word and all that You give.  Guide me according to Your goodness to see that in You alone is the hope of every age.  Lead me according to Your goodness to walk in Your grace and seek the wisdom You give.  Help me now and always to turn to You first and neither seek this world’s wisdom or its signs and wonders.  Lead me according to Your purpose.

Lord Jesus, You performed many signs and wonders and yet many did not believe.  Guide me, O Lord, in Your goodness that I would be one who believes despite neither signs nor wonders.  Lead me into the eternal truth You have revealed once for all and the salvation You have prepared through the cross.  Let me not be worried what the world calls me otherwise than  Your follower.  Amen.