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God Chooses the Foolish

God Chooses the Foolish

April 1, 2022

I came across a scathing tweet the other day from someone who obviously wasn’t a Christian. In fact, they were against everything that Christianity stood for and it was evident they were openly hostile to the Gospel and had formed their own warped preconceived notions regarding the faith. They believed Christianity should be removed from the United States.

While it was depressing to read such a quote, my mind immediately went to 1st Corinthians 1:18 “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness, but unto us who are saved, it is the power of God.”

God says that worldly wisdom would be this way and that “the world by wisdom knew not God,” 1st Corinthians 1:21. Did you catch that? Through “worldly wisdom” (mans’ own perceived wisdom through efforts such as research and experimentation) man elects to not know God. 

It’s true. God uses foolish things and people of low estate to confound the wise and even saves people through “the foolishness of preaching” (also in verse 21). 

I promise I’m not giving Christians a backhanded compliment. In verse 26, the Apostle Paul lays it out so clearly for us, “For you see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called,”

And why is that Paul? 

Because “God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the mighty,” (verse 27). 

Therefore as a Christian, I rejoice in my weakness since I am chosen by God to be an instrument that will confound the mighty in our world. I’ll gladly take the insults, the hurt, the pain, and be cast off by a society that wants nothing to do with God. 

God chooses the foolish. I’m glad He chose me. I’m glad through His goodness that He led me to repentance (Romans 2:4). 

On the flip side, being part of the unrepentant “wise” will not end well for them (Romans 2:5) but I can still do my part while here and strive to change their mind through humbleness and meekness. 

Take heart Christians! Pursue holiness, do your part to influence others for the Gospel, it’s the most important way you can help them. They are blinded by the evil one (2nd Corinthians 4:4) and do not understand. 

In the end, it’s better to be foolish and not blind. 

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