Oswald Chambers Index

The Fool and the Wise


The Shame of the Gospel

"A wise person who has built his life in confidence in God will appear a fool when he is among people who are sleek and cunning.... The wisdom of God arrant stupidity to the wisdom of the world, until all of a sudden God makes the wisdom of the world foolish. (See 1 Corinthians 1:23-25)

"...but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews astumbling block and to theGreeksfoolishness, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men."1 Corinthians 1:23-25

"If you stand true to your faith in God, there will be situations in which you will come across extortionist, cunning, crafty people, who use their wits instead of worshiping god, and you will appear a fool. Are you prepared to appear a fool for Christ's sake? Very few of us know anything about suffering for Christ's sake for conscience or conviction's sake...."

The Oswald Chambers Devotional Bible, page 810