The Foolishness of the Cross: God’s Unconventional Wisdom

Explore the transformative power of God's love, as expressed through the seemingly foolish cross of Jesus Christ. Surrender to God's unconventional wisdom, discover true salvation, and let the message of the cross shape your life. Join us on this profound journey of faith and understanding.

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Battle Drill Devotional
Battle Drill Devotional
The Foolishness of the Cross: God's Unconventional Wisdom


Explore the profound love of God expressed through the foolishness of the cross of Jesus Christ. Discover how God’s unconventional wisdom surpasses human understanding and find guidance in surrendering to his ways. Embrace the transformative power of God’s love and experience true salvation. Reflect on the message of the cross and allow it to shape your life. Dive into the depth of God’s love and His surpassing wisdom that defies human understanding.

Introduction: The Foolishness of the Cross

“He’s very intelligent. He just has no common sense.” Have you ever heard that said about anyone? Today, we delve into the profound love of God, expressed through the cross of Jesus Christ. At first glance, it may seem illogical for God’s love to be revealed through an instrument of torture. However, as the apostle Paul reminds us:

The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God.

1 Corinthians 1:18 (NLT)

God’s Unconventional Wisdom

Paul continues to explain that God’s way of thinking differs from human wisdom. While we may perceive God as wise, his actions often defy our understanding. Human wisdom, though not inherently wrong, falls short in its ability to save us. Only God possesses the power to do so, and he chose to demonstrate it by sacrificing his one and only Son on the cross of Calvary.

The Folly of Human Wisdom

Those who rely solely on human wisdom will ultimately find themselves empty-handed. Despite their vast knowledge and learning, God will reveal their foolishness by accomplishing what their wisdom could never achieve. The cross stands as a testament to the limitations of human understanding and the surpassing wisdom of God.


The foolishness of the cross reveals the depth of God’s love for humanity. While human wisdom may fall short, God’s wisdom surpasses all understanding. Let us humbly embrace the unconventional wisdom of the cross and allow it to shape our lives. In doing so, we will experience the transformative power of God’s love and find true salvation.

Reflection Question

In a world that values human intellect and knowledge, how can we embrace the foolishness of the cross and allow God’s wisdom to guide our lives?

Battle Drill Daily Devotional Podcast This Week

This week on the Battle Drill Daily Devotional Podcast we focus on the wisdom of God, which often seems foolish to the world, but is the very power of God. Each weekday we share hope and encouragement as we read and study the Bible together.

There’s a new episode of Battle Drill Devotional every Monday through Friday.

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