8 You’ve been filled already! You’ve become rich already! You rule like kings without us! I wish you did rule so that we could be kings with you! 9 I suppose that God has shown that we apostles are at the end of the line. We are like prisoners sentenced to death, because we have become a spectacle in the world, both to angels and to humans. 10 We are fools for Christ, but you are wise through Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are honored, but we are dishonored! 11 Up to this very moment we are hungry, thirsty, wearing rags, abused, and homeless. 12 We work hard with our own hands. When we are insulted, we respond with a blessing; when we are harassed, we put up with it; 13 when our reputation is attacked, we are encouraging. We have become the scum of the earth, the waste that runs off everything, up to the present time. (1 Corinthians 4:8-13, CEB)
We are fools for Christ!
Do you make a spectacle of yourself to show others God’s Grace?
Paul tells the Corinthians about being harassed, insulted, and abused. But they took it and put up with it. We need to follow through with the mission God has given us regardless of the positive or negative reactions we get.
When you are attacked know that God is still behind you.
Be a fool for Christ.
Love People. Love God.