Fools for Christ

We are fools for Christ.
 —1 Corinthians 4:10

It is discouraging when people—maybe even some in your family—think your religious commitment has left your attic a little dusty.

When Paul testified to the resurrection of Jesus, Governor Festus shouted, “You are out of your mind, Paul” (Acts 26:24). Paul denied it, but told the Corinthians, “If we are out of our mind, it is for the sake of God” (2 Cor 5:13).

Your devotion makes no sense to some of your contemporaries, “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God” (1 Cor 1:18).

Louis Cochran’s 1958 novel, based on the life of Alexander Campbell, was titled The Fool of God. Cochran’s text for the story was, “We are fools for Christ” (1 Cor 4:10).

Some know a lot that means little.
Some know Jesus, and that means a lot.

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