Os Guinness, in “Fools Talk” reminds us that “the world is full of themselves. In such an age, “I post, therefore I am…. We are all apologists now, if only on behalf of the Daily Me.” Guinness urges Christians to become the true apologists for Christ. Ambassadors not for ourselves but for Christ and to recover the “lost art of persuasion.” Amen to that.
Proverbs remind the Twitter and Facebook crowd:
- Proverbs 18:2 – A fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his own mind.
- Proverbs 28:26 – He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But he who walks wisely will be delivered.
- Proverbs 29:11 – A fool always loses his temper, But a wise man holds it back.
- Proverbs 29:20 – Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
The Psalmist warns: the “fool has said in his heart their is no God” (Psalm 14).
However, atheists’ aren’t the only fools. While the Corinthians were acting as though they were already kings in God’ court, Paul warned them of their folly. As Christ humbled Himself and became man, the true servant of God willing lowers himself. He writes in I Corinthians 4:
The goal of the Christian is not act like royalty but to die to self. Paul asks us to put on Christ, i.e. “take up our cross” and die daily.” Paul reminds us “to face death every day-yes, just as surely as I boast about you in Christ Jesus our LORD” (I Corinthians 15:31). Don’t end up like the rich man in Luke 12, “Thou fool, this night thy soul will be required of thee.”
Who are the true fools for Christ today?
God created an order to His society. Paul reminds us, “And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues” (cf. I Cor 12:28).
Fools say, “I walk to the beat of my own drummer.” Fools for Christ say, “I follow the teachings of the Church and its teachers.”