01 Apr April “Fools” Day
The world operates upside down and backward from the Faith Life. Followers of Christ are considered, in a word, fools. But while the world considers faith in Christ to be foolish, God says that the wisdom of the world is foolishness (1 corinthians 3:19), and that we who follow Jesus are, indeed, “fools for Christ” (1 Corinthians 4:10).
John Piper writes— “Thoughtful fools? To be sure. Hope-filled fools? To be sure. Happy fools with lots of serious joy? To be sure. But fools, nevertheless — unashamed, happy fools. Not self-pitying, not dour, not defensive, not forlorn, not miserable, not “oh-poor-me” fools, but unashamed, happy, hope-filled fools for Christ.”
“Become a fool, that you may become wise — a thoughtful, hopeful, happy fool for Christ. To be a Christian, to be obedient to God’s word, to be truly wise in Corinth, in Athens, and in the halls of an academic institution, you must become a fool.”
So, it begs the question: Am I buying into the foolishness of the world, or am I a fool for Christ and His Gospel? Am I willing to be a fool for Him? To be unwavering and unashamed of the Gospel? To stand strong in my faith, to stand out, and to stand courageous in Truth— even if it means risking being chided, slandered or cancelled for it?
If you’re going to be a fool, be a fool for Christ and His Gospel— the foolishness that saves.
Happy April Fools for Christ Day!
I love y’all!
“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 Corinthians 1:18)
“For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.” (1 Corinthians 1:21)