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What does it mean that Christ "is made unto us wisdom"?

30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

1 Corinthians 1:10

ESV - 10 I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.

Clarify Share Report Asked August 18 2020 My picture Jack Gutknecht

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
Paul had said in 1 Corinthians 1:17-23 that the preaching that God was granting salvation to humanity through a Man who had endured the normally shameful death of crucifixion was a stumbling-block to Jews (who had expected the Messiah to be a conquering hero who would destroy Israel's enemies), and foolishness to Gentiles (who could not understand how such an action -- rather than displays of human wisdom through philosophy -- could possibly benefit others). However, to those who were being saved, it was an exhibition of both God's power and wisdom. That was the same sense in which Paul could then speak in 1 Corinthians 1:24-25 of Christ as having been made the wisdom of God for Christians.

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