OUR WORLD NEEDS JESUS EVERYDAY because people keep doing stupid things. So many people making so many frustratingly foolish choices. It’s almost like people can’t stop acting out their inner idiocy. Like dogs that return to their vomit, some people knowingly hurt themselves by pursuing pleasures that interest them in the moment but harm them in the long run. Like vultures that hunt their prey, some people knowingly hurt others by taking advantage of weaknesses for their own selfish gain. Like sheep that wander, some people simply just make wrong choices that end up hurting everyone in their circle of influence. God did not create people to do stupid things. And yet people continually stray from God’s patterns, intentionally or unintentionally. People constantly find themselves humiliated by the lure of sin’s idiocy.

But Jesus overcame our corrupt absurdity by pursuing the cross, where all the stupidity of sin is collected and destroyed. There, the life-giving wisdom of Jesus is offered in exchange. And in this way, the cross of Christ dumbfounds foolish pursuits.

“Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there.” – Galatians 5:24 NLT

Ken Castor

Ken Castor is a husband, dad, pastor, writer and teacher. He serves as a professor at Crown College, Minnesota, where he equips students to pursue Jesus-Centered Faith and Next Generation Ministry. For 20+ years he's focused on equipping the next generations in places like the U.S., Canada, and Northern Ireland. He's the author of Grow Down (Simply Youth Ministry, 2014), Make a Difference (Broadstreet, 2016), the Blue-Letters Editor of the Jesus-Centered Bible (Group, 2015) and numerous other articles and Bible Study guides. But, whenever possible, he gets down on the floor and builds Lego with his kids. Connect with him @kencastor.

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