God’s Own Fool
When we in our foolishness think we are wise, God plays the fool and He opens our eyes. When we in our weakness believe we are strong, He became helpless to show we were wrong. Do you have the courage to say, “I believe?” The power of paradox opens your eyes and blinds those who say they can see! Believe the unbelievable and come be God’s fool!
Matthew 23:17 - “Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?” Luke 11:40 - “Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without make that which is within also?” 1Corinthians 1:27 - “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;”
“Confound” in 1Cor. 1:27 means “to perplex, amaze, bewilder”. The way of Jesus doesn’t look wise to the world, but He is the best judge of who or what serves the purposes of God's glory. Notice He didn’t choose men of wealth or power to spread His gospel of grace and peace that we all stand in need of… He chose “lowly” fishermen. It is often a child who has more faith and true knowledge of the gospel than those who have studied Scripture their entire lives! Are you “God’s own fool?”
Writer: Michael Card