First published April 5, 2013
Good Day Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
While Scripture repeatedly refers to fools as those who deny or defy Christ, Paul made the sarcastic claim to the Corinthian believers that he and his fellow ministers were “fools” for Christ’s sake. As far as the world was concerned, Paul was a fool, with others calling him a “babbler” and “mad” or “beside himself.” Name-calling never bothered Paul as his life was spent ministering the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all who would listen. He was content to be despised and called foolish if it allowed him the opportunity to share the wisdom of Christ and the power of His grace with those calling him such. It is interesting that those who would call Paul foolish were themselves the fools, not recognizing or accepting the wisdom of the Gospel that Paul preached.
Count it a blessing if you are called foolish for the sake of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
“We are fools for Christ’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.” (I Corinthians 4:10)
May God Richly Bless You Today