The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock;
And exalted be the God of my salvation,
I will give thanks to You among the nations, O Lord,
And I will sing praises to Your name.
from Psalm 18
For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.
the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, so that, just as it is written, “Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord.”
from 1Corinthians 1
I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.
a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised. But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one. For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ.
from 1Corinthians 2
I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth. So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth.
Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are.
the world or life or death or things present or things to come; all things belong to you, and you belong to Christ; and Christ belongs to God.
from 1Corinthians 3