Today is April Fool’s Day, so I thought it would be interesting to study what the Bible says about fools.
Being a fool is a question of identity; it begins with what a person thinks in his heart.
Proverbs 23:7 says, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.”
Psalm 14:1 gives us a glimpse into a fool’s heart:
The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, They have done abominable works, There is none who does good.”
Because a fool tells himself that there is no God, then the fool believes he only has himself to rely upon.
But as human beings, our very nature limits us in our knowledge and experience; none of us knows everything and it is foolish to think otherwise!
Some of the smartest people in man’s eyes are counted as fools in God’s eyes.
If you are a Believer in God through Jesus Christ, then you are nobody’s fool!
After all, you have already made the most important decision anyone can ever make: to make Jesus Christ Lord of your life.
Even if you never make another right decision in your life, at least you got the most important thing right!
Proverbs 9:10 says:
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
When you believe there is a God and you reverence, honor and respect Him, then you are counted among the wise.
And when you dedicate yourself daily to growing in the knowledge of God through His word, you will grow still wiser!
In contrast, let me give you a portrait of a fool as the scriptures define it:
The portrait of a fool is a cautionary tale. Even though I am nobody’s fool, at times I have behaved like a fool.
So these scriptures are a good reminder for me not to allow my behavior to stray into fool’s territory!
How about you?
Be blessed in health, healing and wholeness,
Author of the Take Back Your Temple program
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