The Fools and the Wise One-a-Day Friday 9/9/22

A life worthy

We are fools for Christ, but you are so wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are honored, we are dishonored!  (1 Corinthians 4:10).

It would appear that Paul is not finished with the sarcasm. 

I’ve got to admit…I kinda like that.

I mean, sarcasm is such a human thing. So often we see Biblical figures as these perfect, automatonian, Sunday School felt board cutouts. They’re so good they seem inaccessible to us.

Paul, here, is so very human. 

His frustration with the Corinthians spills over into his letter as he takes a moment to point out to them how ludicrous they’re being.

And he’s right, of course. The Corinthians are acting as though they are hot stuff because of their affiliation with the apostles, when the apostles themselves are being continually humbled.

It’s an important reminder, and Paul pretty much sears it into their psyche.

So Beloved, again we are reminded–rejoice in what you have received, but ever mindful of how you came to receive it.

Happy Friday, Beloved

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