Fool-Proof your Life

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The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:7


Have you ever been around a foolish person? Sometimes it’s embarrassing when we recognize foolishness because the person has no idea the perception they are giving to others. If it wasn’t for Christ, we all would be foolish people. The gift of salvation includes us being filled with the Holy Spirit so that we have discernment to rise above foolishness. How can we fool-proof our life according to God’s word?

Fool-proof strategy #1) Listen to wise advice. (Proverbs 12:15)
“The way of a fool is right is his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.”
Sometimes we can be fooled into thinking that because we “think” we are right—we must be right. However, we could be sincerely wrong and need to listen to good advice.

Fool-proof strategy #2) Speak wise words. (Proverbs 12:18)
“There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”
When someone speaks a hurtful words, it can feel like a knife in our chest. As believers, our words should bring peace and healing to those who listen to us.

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Fool-proof strategy #3) Turn away from evil. (Proverbs 14:16)
“One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil, but a fool is reckless and careless.”
Turning away from evil is a lifetime discipline. However, the more we turn away from temptation, the wiser we become.

Fool-proof strategy #4) Walk with wise people. (Proverbs 13:20)
“Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.”
We have the choice to choose wise or foolish people as our close confidantes. Those who are wise among us help us to become wiser in our walk.

Fool-proof strategy #5) Be a good steward of your possessions. (Proverbs 21:20)
“Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man’s dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.”
When we learn true contentment, we own our belongings instead of them owning us. Good stewardship reveals a wise heart.

Prayer

Dear Lord, I want to fool-proof my life according to Your word. Reveal to me the areas in which I’ve become lax. In Jesus’ name, amen.

In His Service,

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