Becoming A Fool

Becoming A Fool

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries1 Minutes

Many people celebrate this as April Fool’s Day. As a result, they feel entitled and even encouraged to play practical jokes. While the custom is widespread, its origins are uncertain.

One theory is that April 1 is a time on the calendar when nature fools us with sudden changes. Others point to the year 1582, when the Gregorian calendar was introduced and New Year’s Day was moved to January 1. Refusing to change, many people continued their celebrations through April 1 and consequently were called fools.

While people use this day as an excuse to be foolish, many others are foolish in God’s sight all the time. As Paul wrote, many claim to be wise and think they know all the answers. But to God, these are merely foolish ideas.

There is much to be gained from increasing our knowledge. But this is not the same as godly wisdom. God is prepared to reveal deeper revelations that can transform our lives, profound insights the world will never understand. As the Bible states, Fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10).

The key to real wisdom is to start with God, and to stand on the timeless principles in His Word even if this means looking foolish in the sight of the world.

Today, be bold. Declare your faith in His Word. Seek to serve Him and live for Him.