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Foolishness

This so-called “foolish” plan of God is far wiser than the wisest plan of the wisest man, and God in his weakness—Christ dying on the cross—is far stronger than any man.

Notice among yourselves, dear brothers, that few of you who follow Christ have big names or power or wealth.  Instead, God has deliberately chosen to use ideas the world considers foolish and of little worth in order to shame those people considered by the world as wise and great.  He has chosen a plan despised by the world, counted as nothing at all, and used it to bring down to nothing those the world considers great, so that no one anywhere can ever brag in the presence of God.
 
1 Corinthians 1:25-29 Living Bible (TLB)

The Word of God tells Believers to always be ready to give a reason for our faith.  Yet, it also states that some will consider it "foolish" to believe in the doctrines of Christianity.  So that's a challenging dilemma that we face as we give glory to God to those who do not believe.  Once again, God is requiring His children to rely upon Him to make the plant grow as we plant and water it in faith.

Whether we believe it or not, we are also told in God's Word that the story of Jesus has an ending that will one day impact the entire world.  Being called to try to follow in His steps as a way of life is not a bad thing.  In fact, it is a good thing and the Gospel is often referred to as "Good News."  The Word of God (the Bible) is alive and active and inspired by God.  He took ordinary people and demonstrated His power over their lives.  In His Word, He promises help and hope for us to live in this world so full of trouble, pain and ultimately death.  I can think of many other "foolish" things I do that do not promise an eternal future in a Kingdom where there are no more tears and sorrow.  And I can't brag about them either. 

I thank God for something good to look forward to by choosing to follow Jesus.  Even when I stumble, He picks me up.






2 Comments to Foolishness:

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LaSonya on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 9:10 AM
Every single time, I get 'picked' up! THANK YOU LORD! I don't even realize till later ...GIRL THAT WASN'T YOU! Thanks Novie for the word!
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Mary Terrell on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 9:57 AM
I thank God daily for these awesome words.
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