Friday, August 8, 2008

Scum of the earth

"We have become, and are still, like the scum of the world, the refuse of all things." 1 Corinthians 4:13

Christlike people know where they stand with the world -- out with the garbage. The world did not value Jesus, and the world does not value his followers today. In this world of false glories, the cross and all who love it will never measure up to this week's definition of cool. The early church accepted that (see Michael Green, Evangelism in the Early Church, pages 38-43) and triumphed. Now it's our turn. And one thing to gladden us along the way: even below the bottom of the heap is the Lord Jesus Christ, the weakness of God and the foolishness of God, saving everyone low enough to discover him there.