Feeding on Foolishness

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

The Bible focuses attention on our motives. Not just, the things we do, but why we do them. Our actions can help demonstrate our priorities and what is important to us. Yet these actions cannot reveal what is in our hearts.

The Bible tells us that some people have “understanding.” These people are not dominated by their personal desires (or the images they want to create).

Instead, they are humble, and have hearts eager to learn more from God. They desire to develop more of the resources they have been given and grow in their faith. They demonstrate this commitment by craving “knowledge” and having hearts yearning for a deeper walk with God.

In contrast, some people are “fools.” The Hebrew word suggests that, from God’s perspective, they are dominated by silly and fruitless pursuits. They trust in flawed human beings, and reject His wisdom. As a companion verse says, “The wisdom of the sensible is to understand his way, but the foolishness of fools is deceit” (v. 8).

Many in the world demonstrate the proof of these verses. They are not really interested in knowledge or understanding. They feed on foolishness, gossip, and rumors. They spend time chasing speculation and things that really don’t matter.

The Bible urges us to be careful not to become like these fools.

First, we should focus on seeking God. Humbling ourselves before Him. Craving His wisdom. Eager for truth. Seeking to grow in our understanding and knowledge. Having a genuine commitment to please Him and seek first His Kingdom. Being eager to fulfill the role He has given us in the Body of Christ.

Make sure that you aren’t being deceived by foolish ideas being spread in the world. Commit your life anew to God. Seek first His Kingdom, to live according to His principles.