MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2010THE SIMPLE FOOLThe first stage of foolishness is the
simple fool. The simple fool is gullible. Solomon advised, "A simple man
believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps" (Proverbs
14:15). The simple fool is na´ve, but still teachable-able to learn from his
circumstances-leaving hope for wisdom (Proverbs 19:25; 21:11). If we are ever
going to play the fool, we want to do it in stage one so that we will respond
to the consequences of our foolishness with repentance and wisdom.
Are you learning from the negative circumstances of your life? Try this
little exercise: open your calendar and examine your appointments. Ask God to
illuminate any gullible or naive behavior. If He does, confess the pride
underneath the foolishness and humbly surrender it to Him. Listen to Solomon's
counsel when he says, "He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever
confesses and renounces them finds mercy" (Proverbs 28:13).
|For more, watch The Restoration Road with Mitch Kruse, Episode 7: A Fool's Sin and the Restorer's Grace|