1 Corinthians 1
Notes on God's Character
GOD’S CHARACTER - 1). They were enriched by God in every way. (v.5) Just being around God and in His presence enriches our lives and makes us better. He is so good that His presence makes others good as well. The closer we get to God, the more like Him we will be. 2). God has given us what we need to make it to the end. (v.8) He is faithful to us and will not leave us until it’s completed. We can take hope that He is always with us and helping us along the way. 3). God is faithful. (v.9) He will help us along the way and never betray or abandon us. We can count on Him. There are not many constant things in this life, but God is one of them. He will always be there and He will always be the same.
GOD’S CHARACTER - 1). Only God can help people understand His message. (v.24) God speaks to people and shows them the mystery of His truth. Some Jews stumbled over the cross, but many recognized it as the true power of God. Some Greeks stumbled over the foolishness of the cross, but many saw God’s wisdom at work. God called to them and gave them the discernment to understand. We must pray that God will continue to call to unbelievers in this world and help them understand as well. 2). God loves the underdogs. (v.27,28) He chose the lowly things of this world to be His messengers, His leaders. When others see failures, God sees champions. We shouldn’t be quick to overestimate people in progress, because those are the kinds of people attracted to God in His plans.