Thursday, 18 July 2024 - Santa Sinforosa e sette figli ( Letture di oggi)

1 Corinthians 1


1Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,2to the church of God that is in Corinth, to you who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be holy, with all those everywhere who call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours.3Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.4I give thanks to my God always on your account for the grace of God bestowed on you in Christ Jesus,5that in him you were enriched in every way, with all discourse and all knowledge,6as the testimony to Christ was confirmed among you,7so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift as you wait for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ.8He will keep you firm to the end, irreproachable on the day of our Lord Jesus (Christ).9God is faithful, and by him you were called to fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.10I urge you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree in what you say, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and in the same purpose.11For it has been reported to me about you, my brothers, by Chloe's people, that there are rivalries among you.12I mean that each of you is saying, "I belong to Paul," or "I belong to Apollos," or "I belong to Kephas," or "I belong to Christ."13Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?14I give thanks (to God) that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius,15so that no one can say you were baptized in my name.16(I baptized the household of Stephanas also; beyond that I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.)17For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with the wisdom of human eloquence, so that the cross of Christ might not be emptied of its meaning.18The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.19For it is written: "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the learning of the learned I will set aside."20Where is the wise one? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made the wisdom of the world foolish?21For since in the wisdom of God the world did not come to know God through wisdom, it was the will of God through the foolishness of the proclamation to save those who have faith.22For Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom,23but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,24but to those who are called, Jews and Greeks alike, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.25For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.26Consider your own calling, brothers. Not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth.27Rather, God chose the foolish of the world to shame the wise, and God chose the weak of the world to shame the strong,28and God chose the lowly and despised of the world, those who count for nothing, to reduce to nothing those who are something,29so that no human being might boast before God.30It is due to him that you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, as well as righteousness, sanctification, and redemption,31so that, as it is written, "Whoever boasts, should boast in the Lord."