Summary: God gave me a dream about throwing raw potatoes against the wall. God will use things and people in ways we might not think that He will.
Throwing a Raw Potato Against the Wall
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.
19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
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.
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22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.
30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
Some things in this world just do not make sense.
God will take things, He will use people that we never will understand why he used them
He will use things that we think to ourselves God will never take and use.
The people in the Bible never understood why God would take a cross and have His Son die upon it for our sins.
Spiritual things cannot be discerned by unredeemed people, but that does not matter. The Cross must be preached about just the same.
The Cross and Christ crucified and risen from the dead, overcoming death, hell, and the grave must be proclaimed.
In verse 19, it says “For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent”.
That is recorded in Isaiah 29:14.
Verse 19 speaks to those who are wise in their own eyes which in effect they have forsaken the ways of the Lord.
In verse 20 it says, “Where is the wise?” This presents the first of 3 taught people who lived in that day.
Then it says, “Where is the Scribe?” This pertained to the Jewish Theologians of that day.
Then it says, “Where is the disputer of this world?” This is speaking of the Greeks who were seekers of mystical and metaphysical interpretations.
Then it goes on to say, “Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?”
This is speaking of what God did in sending His Son to the Cross to redeem fallen man.