Paul begins 1 Corinthians 2 by reminding the Church at Corinth, that when he first came to them, it wasn’t with fancy and confusing words that led them to follow Jesus – it was a simple message of Christ crucified. He didn’t point to himself, he pointed to Jesus.
It’s good for us to regularly remind ourselves that we never graduate from the cross. So much in life can get in the way and distract us, and we can try and make things more complicated than they seem.
He goes on to talk about the Holy Spirit’s role in revealing to us the foolishness of the cross. What seemed to so many like a strange thing to do, to die on a cross, is the most life-giving thing anyone has ever done.
Ask the Holy Spirit today to illuminate to you, all that Jesus has done in dying on the cross. Remember, we never graduate from the cross.