Tuesday, September 15, 2009

1 Corinthians 1:20-31

Foolishness of the world. Boy isn't there a lot of it! Society tries to give us our priorities - how much stuff can we accumulate? How can we be just like everyone else and put on airs to please each other? How much do we collect? We are told to keep everything we make for ourselves - after all we've earned it! We are told to have all the status symbols - cars, houses, boats, everything we are told we need. We try to keep up with the Jones'. The more we try the more we are frustrated because there never really is enough - you achieve a goal of buying your first home, but then we need a bigger one. We are so much like goldfish - we grow into whatever we have ... and then some. Foolishness... it's all foolishness. These "priorities" really aren't the ones that matter - God gave us different priorities.... Love God. Love your neighbor. That is what matters. God didn't say "love yourself and only take care of yourself." Love God. Love your neighbor. It is that simple.

Our priorities are to be to take care of each other. To help each other in times of need. To give to others. Not collect and amass stuff but to give ...

"But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things that are, so that no one might boast in the presence of God."

Our faith in God gives us new priorities...the priorities the world tries to dictate are nothing but foolish.

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