The wise and the fools

The wise and the fools

On 1st of April the world celebrate April Fool’s day. Some people go to extraordinary lengths to stage an act that fools many people. But what does the Bible says about being a fool? Psalm 14:1a says: The fool says in his heart, “There is no God”. And Psalm 110:10a: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;

It’s clear from these verses what constitute foolishness and wisdom. If we disregard God in our life, disregard His calling, His rebuke, His mercy, His love; we are fools. But if we fear God, we will do His will and obey His commandments. That’s what the Bible says wise.

It makes sense. Even on a secular world we can identify with this principle. The youths who disregard authority, be it their parents, teachers, or the rule of law, will end up in trouble. They are foolish. The teenage driver who speed in the neighborhood denying the speed limits. The drug traffickers and dealers denying the law. Aren’t these foolishness?

On the other hand, following the rule of law and obeying authorities, are considered wise. Even when the spirit of rebellion bubbles up momentarily, those who can tame their hearts will avoid troubles.

Is it too hard to understand that the Bible then teaches us, those who fear God, being the ultimate authority in the universe, are called wise? And those who deny even His existence are called foolish? Not at all. It’s simple to understand and that’s the truth.