Being Wise By Being A Fool (1 Corinthians 3:18-23)Phillip Stuckey, February 14, 2021
Part of the Paradoxes of the Bible series, preached at a Sunday Evening service
In Paul’s letter to Corinth, he claims that to become wise, we have to do something that seems counterintuitive – we have to become fools (1 Cor. 3:18). How can this be? What is Paul talking about? Let’s consider another biblical paradox and learn how to become wise by being a fool.
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1 Corinthians 3:18–23 (Listen)
18 Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” 20 and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” 21 So let no one boast in men. For all things are yours, 22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, 23 and you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s.