Our verse for today comes from 1 Corinthians 2:2, ” For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. “
When I Googled the word ” science ” on the internet, about 1,250,000,000 results came back in .09 seconds. When I Googled ” cars, ” 1,730,000,000 results came back. That’s a lot of results for two simple words. According to something called the Global Language Monitor, there are slightly more than one million words in the English language. Imagine how many total results there would be if you did a search on each word. Clearly, there is a lot of information available. I doubt any professional would honestly say that they know even a small percentage of what is known about their area of expertise. So, considering all that there is to know, try and fathom what there is to know about the One who made all that there is. No wonder John said that the world itself could not contain all the books that would be written about the things that Jesus did.
But when Paul testifies as to his mission with the Corinthians, he is amazingly focused and single-minded. He says that of all the things that God had done and would do, of all that he could focus on, like spiritual gifts, or the church as God’s body, or giving to the ministry, or a million other things, he considered them all and decided to focus on nothing but Jesus Christ and Him crucified. That’s it. The point of everything he did was to bring attention and honor to Jesus and His sacrifice. When he ate or drank, it was all because of Jesus. When he struggled through a shipwreck or the thorn in his flesh, it was seen through Christ and Him crucified. When a brother in the faith was out of line, Jesus and the cross was the rock that would bring them back together. But today, how can we be so focused on Jesus and Him crucified? How can all of our activity and distractions lead us to the cross? Well, it begins when you see God’s greatest glory revealed through the bleakest of circumstances. His Son, forsaken and rejected, redeems our lost souls and reconciles us with God, all because of His great love. When you decide to know and live that, every Google search has the same result.
As we seek Him today, consider your attitude and mindset in comparison to the work of Jesus on the cross. Ask God to help you live your day so that all you say and do points to Jesus and Him crucified.