Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.
Proverbs 28:26 (NIV)
Walk in Wisdom
Canadians sometimes have expressed great wisdom in what they’ve said. For example, award winning pianist Glenn Gould once said, “The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenaline but is, rather, the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity.” Sprint Kayaker Adam van Koeverden once said, “Taking drugs to enhance your performance isn’t a little white lie. It’s an egregious affront to the very foundation upon which sport is built.”
People love to pull pranks on April Fool’s Day. The word “fool” is an interesting one. Calling someone a fool is a real putdown. But fooling someone, especially today, is considered to be good fun. The Bible never speaks in a positive light of those it describes as fools. King Solomon, the wisest man to ever live, wrote this in Proverbs 28:26: “Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.” One of the key principles of the world is that a person must stand on their own two feet. We are taught from a young age to trust our own instincts. We celebrate a self-made man. As usual, the Kingdom of God is driven by something altogether different. Followers of Jesus are called to walk in the wisdom that only the Lord offers to all who love Him and trust Him. He promises to all who seek His wisdom that He will give it generously. Why would anyone try to get through life on their own when the wisdom of the God who created the world is available to all who ask. Don’t be foolish – seek the wisdom that Jesus offers you today.
These have been words from the heart.