1 Corinthians 1:18-31 – Foolish is the New Wise: No one wants to be a fool. No one wants to be thought of as unintelligent or unwise. However, in this passage of the scriptures, Paul invites his readers to embrace the foolishness of the cross of Jesus. He challenges us to forsake worldly wisdom in favor of divine madness. He claims that the foolishness of the cross: the fact that God would come as a man, live, die, and rise again; is in fact the power of God. Embrace the absurdity of the cross and step into the abundance of Jesus!