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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Don't Pity the Fool

A famous person used to use a threat of, "I pity the fool!" But we read in the Bible that God uses what seems foolish in man's eyes for His good. I love this part of Paul's letter to the church in Corinth (and also for us). "Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth.  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. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:26-31

No matter what the world thinks of us fools or the foolish things they we do - take heart. God is using us! Amen?