Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Paul came to this bold conclusion: “We are fools for Christ’s sake” (1 Corinthians 4:10). Some critics believed that Jesus’ followers had lost touch with reality. That their beliefs made no sense and defied logic.

In a similar way, people during Hosea’s time felt that “the prophets are crazy … The inspired men are mad!” Skeptics taunted and mocked those who loved God.

But the Bible reminds us that God has a different perspective and different standards. He uses things the world considers foolish “to save those who believe.” In fact, He “has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise.” Many today have this same attitude toward believers and our faith. They think that we have foolish beliefs. That we act in foolish ways.

Things that are considered foolish by the world are the cornerstones of our faith: “Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?” And “the word 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 1:18-29).

The Bible reminds us that if we want to be wise in the things of God, we will trust in Him completely. We will believe His Word, even if this seems foolish to the world. But the Bible also reminds us that this foolishness is the key to experiencing the fullness of His power, to receiving His fullest blessings and eternal riches. To a wisdom the world cannot understand.

In your life, make an uncompromising commitment to follow Jesus, no matter what others say. Don’t be surprised if the world mocks you. If they don’t understand your faith. Be proud of being a “fool for Christ.”