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Pity the Fool

Posted on August 1, 2022
By Mike Harper
Mr. T had a point. Foolishness is pitiful. The problem is, like us, he’s assuming it’s somebody else.

Nobody would admit to being a fool. Yet the Book of Wisdom describes foolishness at length with multiple verses, implying fools do indeed exist.

Adjectives like angry, opinionated, quick-tempered, undisciplined, argumentative, and mockers pepper the book of Proverbs to describe what nobody wants to be, but some of us apparently are.

Before you retort, “Talk to the hand,” consider this.

Have you ever been snippy? Selfish? Stubborn? Lazy? Gossipy? Tough to hear, I know. That could describe me just this morning.

This isn’t to condemn being human. We all have bad moments. But when we slip into any of these undesirable traits, maybe we’re not necessarily labeled a fool, but arguably acting as one.

Wisdom consistently leads to good decisions, which leads to blessings for us and those around us.

Pity the fool! Ask God for wisdom. He’d love to grant it!

James 1:5 – If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given to Him.


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