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“Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?  For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.”  (1 Corinthians 1:20-21)

Listen to the noise in our age.  “Go here, do this or that, believe what you want.”  It is noise that may bring momentary pleasure, but accomplishes nothing.  Be guided by the truth revealed once for all through Christ, who alone is the Savior.  Be a fool for Christ, for what difference will it make what others think when You stand before the One through whom all things have their being.

Lord, help me unlearn the foolishness of this age to which I cling and replace it with the eternal truth You have revealed.  Guide me according to Your goodness to see that in You alone is the hope of every age.  Lead me in the way of everlasting life that I may now and always abide in You as You abide in me.  Teach me to be bold in faith that I may share with others what You have shared with me.

Lord Jesus, You said, “Come, follow me.”  Help me this day to follow You wherever You lead.  Guide me in the Holy Spirit to speak what You give me to speak.  Help me always to be willing to appear foolish in this age that the truth of the cross may always be proclaimed by me.  Let me stand with You always that I may stand in the presence of the Father.  Grant me wisdom to walk in the narrow way this day.  Amen.