Fools for Christ

1 Corinthians 1:20 New International Version (NIV) Where is the wise person?  Where is the teacher of the law?  Where is the philosopher of this age?  Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?”

1 Corinthians 1:27 New International Version (NIV)  But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise;  God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.”

1 Corinthians 3:19 New International Version (NIV)  For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight.  As it is written: ‘He catches the wise in their craftiness.’ “

In writing to the Corinthians, the apostle Paul had things to say about the world’s wisdom.  It is foolishness in the eyes of God.  All of mankind is nothing as compared to the infinite wisdom of our Creator.  

Have you noticed that the people in our society who have much education, who think of themselves as quite intelligent, who regard themselves as sophisticated, believe Jesus Christ is just another mythical character based upon many stories that preceded Him.  They are self-confident in their own wisdom with no regard to a serious study of the Bible.  How foolish!  Unfortunately, our universities are full of this kind, who influence impressionable and naive students.  I’m thankful to have had a technical education many years ago that avoided courses that would expose one to such nonsense.  

Antonin Scalia served as a United States Supreme Court Justice for almost 30 years.  He proved to be an outstanding legal mind in this important position.  He recognized the wisdom of the Bible and its application to modern society.  I love this famous quotation of his:

“God assumed from the beginning that the wise of the world would view Christians as fools … and he has not been disappointed,  If I have brought any message today, it is this: Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity.  Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world.”

I want to be a fool for Christ!  How about you?  

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