Becoming a “Fool” in Order to Become Wise

The Lord Is With Us

Written April 27, 2015

Christ’s apostles were simple Galileans, many of them fishermen. Although this Scripture was written of the Corinthian believers, it applies to the twelve as well: they were not…wise by human standards; not… influential; not… of noble birth. But God choose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise… He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things – and the things that are not – to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. (1Cor. 1:26-29). Saul of Tarsus, however,was different.

photo: Henrik Lundh III photo: Henrik Lundh III

From the tribe of Benjamin, he had been taught the law in Jerusalem under Gamaliel, a Pharisee honored in religious circles of the day (Phil. 3:5; Acts 22:3; 5:34). Almost immediately after saving him, God called Saul out to Arabia (Mt. Sinai?) to be separated unto Himself; He did not…

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