"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep
to gain that which he cannot lose."
~ Jim Elliot
Based on the comments received on the post, I am No Fool, there seems to be a general tendency to avoid appearing foolish, at least among my readers. We are willing to live quiet, sheltered lives to avoid being seen as a fool. But I wonder, is this the life that God desires for us to live?
Did Jesus come to set us free so we could live a safe life?
Respectable Christians living in respectable homes, attending respectable churches, wearing respectable clothing and fake smiles....
We hold tightly to our things and loosely to our God....
It's more important for us to look good than to actually be good ....
God said " Be holy, because I am holy." (Lev. 11:45), but we are more concerned with keeping up with the Jones'.
We are living so contrary to the teaching of Jesus.
Then, calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me.
If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it.
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?
Is anything worth more than your soul?
If anyone is ashamed of me and my message in these adulterous and sinful days, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”
Will you be a fool for Him today?
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