1st Cor. 1:22-24: "For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: 23. But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness: 24. But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God." I can't count the times I have asked God 'Don't You care', and 'Why'? And every single time, God simply reminds me of the cross, upon which He died.
Like the Jews we want a sign, something that we can see, or touch, something miraculous. Or, we seek after wisdom, that will answer all of our many theories. Doesn't God care that we suffer, both physically in our bodies, and about all of the evil which is in the world, that just keeps growing? Does God really love us? Why doesn't God do something?
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life."
This is how we see and know that God cares. This is how God proves His love for us. This, is what God did, for all who will just believe in His Son, Jesus Christ. Everlasting life does not come to those who must prove to God they are worthy. Not a single verse in scripture tells us that. Not one in context.
Everlasting life is given to those who will believe in Jesus Christ . He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Only those deceived and deceiving will add-on to that, and in doing rob from Jesus Christ. It was Jesus Christ who took the penalty for our sins. Only those who are humble and broken enough to accept the full redemption that Jesus Christ alone provides, are accepted of God the Father, or worthy of approaching Him.
The cross proves how much God loves "the world". The cross also proves how much God hates sin, see what happened there, to the ONLY sinless ONE to ever grace this earth. He was beaten and punished beyond recognition, Isa. 52:14. And yet, "with His stripes we are healed ", Isa. 53:5. The LORD "laid on Him the iniquity of us all ", Isa. 53:6.
You want to have access to the "power of God"? Do you want to learn and understand the "wisdom of God"? Then whether great or small, you need to fully understand and learn about the cross, upon which Christ Jesus our Lord, God's Son, died. It is only there that you will understand, either, your 'worth', or, your 'worthiness'.
Our 'worth' was such that "God gave His only begotten Son." Our 'worthiness' is such that God would have to. Do you really understand that? To find the 'wisdom of God', we have to see and understand about all God did through the cross of Christ Jesus. To access the 'power of God' we have to go there individually and seek God's Mercy there.
Who among us can? Any of 'the world', who will believe in Jesus Christ, Gods Son. If you are searching, or are troubled, and you are truly hungry and thirst for God, go there. You will have access to everything offered of God, through Jesus Christ, His Son. Jesus Christ is both the author and the finisher of our faith. Heb. 12:2.
You know what is so sad, tragic, and yet revealing of our modern world and some of the modern churches of today? Their ears are dull of hearing about the cross of Jesus Christ. Only a few glory in it, I am one of them. The flesh will fail, only through the cross of Christ Jesus, will we persevere and prevail.