Wise as Fools


A fool believes he is wise when he goes unchallenged. There are plenty of fools in this world today. Most of them agree with each other. And I am not sure how that happened. I mean, how did we get so many fools that they outnumber the wise? What makes a person foolish?

As the Scripture says, “The fool says in his heart, there is no god.” If the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, then the fool abandoned that train early. The Bible affirms that the source of truth is God. Those who deny Him deny themselves immediately their one source of certainty. If truth is that which corresponds to reality, then the fool has denied himself the ability to see reality and has instead invented on of his own.

And this is the “reality” that most have bought into: no God, no absolute truth, choose your own adventure. When the fool and the wise cannot agree on what’s real, then there is no means of conversation. There’s no grounding for the meaning of words. Only when a mass shooting takes place do some lay claim to what evil is, but even then, it doesn’t last long. Evil is now redefined as that which does not agree with my opinion. The fool is the final arbiter of what is true.

This is maddening. And this will infuriate the wise. If you are wise, you need other wise men and women to sharpen you, because too much exposure to fools will make you dull that’s why you read this blog and study the Scriptures. You want to grow in your wisdom. That’s why I ask for comments to help sharpen me. I hope that today you will grow sharper. The right word at the right time can correct a fool.

God bless you today.

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I've been in ministry in the Christian Churches/ Churches of Christ for 20+ years. Finished my doctorate in Biblical Studies in 2015. Serve today as a Hospital Chaplain.

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