Everybody Plays The Fool: Fools For Christ
Today marks the end to the “Everybody Plays The Fool” series. We have learned about five biblical fools and their characteristics. Unfortunately, we have all played one of those fools at least once in our lives. Like the song says, “Everybody plays the fool sometime, There’s no exceptions to the rule.”
Matter of fact, this concept, is backed by the Word in Titus 3:3, “At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another.”
Before we were saved, we were fools. We talked foolish, acted foolish…lived foolish. To sum it up, we were just foolish! But then we gave our lives to Christ and the Word says in Titus 3:5, and “he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit.” Now we are new creatures, and old things are passed away!
Now since we know everybody plays the fool, let us be fools-fools for Christ. Paul teaches us in 1 Corinthians 4:10, that our dedication to Christ will make us look like fools to those living in the world, but still…we should be fools for Christ’s sake. In 1 Corinthians 1:18 Paul tells us, "For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are saved it is the power of God.”
Just like we think their lifestyle is foolish, they think our lifestyle and dedication to Christ is foolish.To the fools living in world, living for Christ seems foolish and stupid. Remember, the Holy Spirit had to open our eyes so we could see the true value and reward of Jesus dying on the Cross for us. Now that we see that value, we should go out and spread the Gospel and preach it to the foolish in the world. We must become fools for Christ and win souls for His Kingdom.
Today I encourage you to become a fool for Christ. I encourage you to read 1 Corinthians 1 and 4. Paul elaborates more on becoming a fool for Christ and what it means. The “Everybody Plays The Fool” series has been a wonderful journey. We have learned about the different types of biblical fools and their characteristics. We have also learned how we should deal with them. Remember “Everybody Plays The Fool” but the questio is, "Who are you a fool for?"
Today’s Scripture: “We are fools for Christ.” 1 Corinthians 4:10