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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Let Him Become a Fool, That He May Be Wise

"Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise" (1 Corinthians 3:18)

One day, Harry Ironside, the great preacher of yesteryear, was traveling with friends on a ferry. They were having a glorious time singing praises to the Lord when someone critically interrupted them saying, "Who are you people? What are you doing?"

Dr. Ironside replied, "We're just some Christians having a good time praising the Lord." And the heckler replied, "You're a bunch of fools!" Ironside said, "You're right! We're fools for Christ's sake."

The way of the Christian is sometimes foolishness in the eyes of the world.

When was the last time you made a fool of yourself for Christ's sake? Ask God to help you die to yourself so that your ego doesn't get in the way of His work.

~Adrian Rogers~

"But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord." (2 Corinthians 3:18)

We are changed from glory to glory by the power of the Holy Spirit. That doesn't mean it happens overnight. It happens one step at a time.

Today you ought to have a little more glory than yesterday. Today you ought to be a little bit more like Jesus than you were yesterday. And tomorrow, you ought to be even more like Jesus.

Are you becoming like Jesus? Not if you're not in the Word. Don't you think it's time for this generation to get serious about the Word of God?

Set aside a time and a place to get alone with Him today and pray Psalm 119:18.

~Adrian Rogers~

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