Our Map: The Shape of a Cross

Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2022 by K-LOVE Pastors

Our Map: The Shape of a Cross

“God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself.  Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin.” - 1 Corinthians 1:30 (NLT)

In 2006 I went through a terrible, life-altering circumstance that left me wondering what I should do next. I had accrued over $120,000 in hospital debt. I was in shock. I had no idea how I would get through it. Anxious and uncertain, I knelt in my bedroom and prayed for direction and wisdom. God’s wisdom prevailed as He first led me to Philippians 4:19 which says: “And the same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.” 

That day I determined to walk in God’s wisdom. I went to the hospital and talked to the administrator. Divinely, that person forgave my debt and miraculously assisted me with my additional expenses.

I learned something important that day:

Wisdom is rightly viewed in the light of knowing Jesus. 

In the Bible, Jesus is seen as possessing the Spirit of wisdom (Isaiah 11:2). Jesus discovered the path to wisdom by keeping His Father at the center of His daily life where the principles of wisdom are put into practice.

We would be wise to follow Jesus’ lead. It’s time for us to start looking to Jesus, and only Jesus, for wisdom in our lives. Only He holds the keys to wise counsel, and only He can lead us out of dysfunction and into a place of incredible purpose and focus. 

The Bible declares that God sent Jesus into the world to be our roadmap to obtaining wisdom.

1 Corinthians 1:18, 24 says: “The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it as the very power of God… But to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.”

Our map is in the shape of a cross. If you’re in need of wisdom, earnestly seek the Father, and He will show you the right path.

Digging Deeper

  1. What areas of your life could benefit most from seeking God’s wisdom?
  2. How can you go about finding God’s wisdom for your life this week?
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