Topic: Harvest Of Foolishness [Sunday June 4, 2017]
Text: Proverbs 26:1-19
Key Verse: “As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool” (Proverbs 26:1).
One of the maladies that is most incurable is folly. Most men are indeed born like the wild ass’ colt, but some by the grace of God after an encounter with Christ, are changed for the better. We cannot trust a fool for anything. Wise sayings lose their significance in the mouth of a fool. This is because worthless is the advice of a fool.
A sinner or a fool is likened to a loathsome dog that returns to his vomit. The theme of today’s text is on foolishness and its manifestations. Foolishness brings dishonour, contempt and ignominy. Careless and wasteful sinners will never be ruled by reason or persuasion. Those with little sense but are proud of their condition are like those foolish believers who consider their spiritual state to be good enough, when really, it is very bad. A fool always comes short of his reckoning as he is known by seeming to look wise. Laziness is also stated to be an evidence of folly.
It brings poverty and misery. A lazy man is wise in his own conceit because of his folly. Sleep and indolence are not cousins of a good harvest. Similarly, when a man meddles in other people’s matters, he is merely demonstrating his folly. Every fool is a meddler. Why don’t you mind your own business? The greatest laziness is failure to take pains to feed one’s soul with the bread of life. It is not good to joke with sacred and spiritual matters. It is not wisdom to tell lies in jest. He who sins in jest must repent. The greatest fool is one who claims that there is no God.
It is a tragedy to be a fool without being aware of it. Therefore, walk with the wise and become wise. Jesus is the wisdom of God. Do you have a cordial relationship with Him? He who lacks wisdom needs to ask God.
Thought for the day: Folly and madness are like Siamese twin.
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DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.