WHATCHU TALKIN BOUT WILLIS?

I grew up when Diff'rent Strokes was a popular television show. That's no big deal unless your last name is Willis. To this day I still hear those famous words popularized by Arnold: "Whatchu talkin bout Willis?" Usually they are uttered by someone looking at me as though I may have never heard it before. Yeah, right! Well this blog is what I (Willis) am talkin bout...my thoughts, observations & opinions. Enjoy...



Wednesday, October 29, 2008

What kind of fool are you?

The Bible speaks of a number of fools…

1. The unbelieving fool. Psa 14:1 “The fool has said in his heart, there is no God.”
2. The ignorant fool. Prov.1:7 “fools despise wisdom”
3. The self righteous fool. Prov. 12:15 “the way of a fool is right in his own eyes”
4. The mocking fool. Prov.14:9 “fools mock at sin”
5. The self sufficient fool. Rom.1:22 “professing themselves to be wise, they became fools”
6. The Rich Fool. Lk. 12:16 “You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you.”
7. The Christian fool. I Cor. 4:10 “we are fools for Christ sake.”

6 comments:

aaronsaufley said...

Looks like yet another sermon series... with an appropriate ending, too.

William Mckinley Dyer said...

Dont tell me Mr. Dave Willis is gunna take a verse outta context on me. 1st Cor 4:10 is still not necessarily a good fool to be. Correct me if im wrong but im pretty sure Paul is using Sarcasm. As we know the Corinthians were using their gifts incorrectly and boasting bout what they could do with them. Paul's using the "WE" to speak of "The Apostles" so he is saying We Apostles are this but you are that in the context. SO if we are "fools for christ" then in the same context we are weak, without honor, poor, hungry, thirsty, homeless, etc.

David H. Willis said...

Hmmmm....let me check. I think he's sarcastly taking their name calling and working it against them. You are right about the apostles being hungry, thirsty, etc. But in verse 10 he draws contrasts with foolishness/wisdom, weak/strong & dishonor/honor. I'd rather be a "fool for Christ" like Paul than "wise in Christ" like his opponents. I think 3:18 is relevant here: Do not deceive yourselves. If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a "fool" so that he may become wise. (Also 1:25-28). I think is working a theme of sorts here. He hits this fool theme in 1 & 2 Corinthians. Some folks today still think they are wise and we are fools, morons, idiots, etc.

William Mckinley Dyer said...

He does hit the theme but sometimes in a different sorta way. 1st Cor 15:36--he calls them fools in a negative way and 2nd Cor 11:16--he ask that they do not think him foolish.

So when we gunna make t-shirts that say we are "Weak for Christ" or Without honor for Christ" I tell you one that could fly is we are "Hungry for Christ" lol it fits the context as much as Fools for Christ does. I say btw those t-shirt sales and rapture insurance we got it made

David H. Willis said...

You could give one of those weak for Christ shirts to EL - he's been missing the gym a lot lately!

William Mckinley Dyer said...

LOL thats funny. im gunna tell him u said that