by Jesse Hendley

Jesse M. Hendley
October 11, 1907---November 30, 1994
I Corinthians 1:20-21

My subject is, "Who Will Be the Fool?" I want you to
listen to me earnestly. In I Corinthians, Paul deals
with wisdom. Wisdom is the theme of this entire book.
He speaks of the wisdom of this world which is
contrary to the wisdom of the Living God, and he
speaks about foolishness here in chapter 1, verse 20.
He says, "Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this
world?" Then verse 21. "It pleased God by the
foolishness of preaching to save them that believe."

Now to whom is this preaching foolishness? Certainly
it is not to God. He is the One Who ordained it.
Certainly it is not foolish to Christ. Certainly it
isn't to anyone in Heaven. Heaven thinks the greatest
thing on this earth is the preaching of the Gospel. To
whom is it foolishness? It isn't those who believe and
are saved from their sins. No, there's light on their
faces and rejoicing in their hearts. It isn't
foolishness to them, they have been saved. They have a
hope they have never had before. They are on their way
to Heaven. Sin has been broken up in their lives. They
love God. Then to who is preaching foolishness? To the
ungodly, to those that resist God, that do not love
God, are in rebellion against God. Preaching is
foolishness unto them. I want to tell you right now,
my dear friends, if you are among those who are
against God's Preachers and God's Servants, and God's
Church and God's Day and Gods Bible, some day you are
going to find out that the foolishness was not on the
side of the people of God but on your own side.

In Chapter 2, verse 14. "But the natural man receiveth
not the things of the spirit of God, for they are
foolishness unto him, neither can he know them,
because they are spiritually discerned." There is an
explanation why there are people who call Christians
fools, and count preaching the Gospel, and everything ...

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