This past week I have been reading through 1 Corinthians. In the opening chapters, the church is provided with teaching about wisdom and foolishness. The gospel message is not wise according to worldly wisdom, but it is true wisdom. The preaching of Christ crucified is considered by outsiders as foolishness or folly. But to us it is the power of God.
If our folly was limited to the preaching of the cross, then count yourself blessed if you are counted a fool. However, those who bear the name of Christ simply do things that are downright foolish. I’m guilty of it myself. But I hope that as I mature in Christ, I leave more and more of that kind of folly behind.
One place that I have repeatedly witnessed outright folly is on the posts that appear on my Facebook feed. It no longer shocks me to see what some will post. With that said, I hope to encourage the readers of this blog to be thinking when it comes to pithy statements that are contrary to the gospel.