Sunday, February 21, 2016

Are you a Fool or a Wise Person??

A Wise Person Builds on the Rock Christ Jesus

Matthew 7:24-27 (NIV)  The Wise and Foolish Builders

Matthew 7:24-27 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

I didn't attend church this Sunday. I was chilling, coughing and running a bit of a fever. Robert said it is not a good idea to attend church today. The night before, I had baked 4 loaves of apple bread, so my husband drove me to church so I could set them out for those who come early. I also left some of my foot prints at church even though I could not stay.  I left Half dozen short Bible lessons for those who don't attend the downstairs Bible study; and some color papers for the children. I am posting the Bible Lesson tonight instead of Pastors sermon.   Monday morning I am traveling to Lincoln to see my Doctor.

The Lesson was about fools and wise persons.

Despite our pride, many of us have been or are fools in the eyes of God. This is a very humbling thought, but it is God’s opinion and it is the one that matters and not ours. Noah Webster defined foolishness as “void of understanding or sound judgment, unwise, silly, vain, trifling, ridiculous, sinful …” In the book of Proverbs there are at least 42 verses dealing with foolishness. Here is how God defines foolishness in Proverbs:

A fool wants to do wrong, and does not think of the consequences:
“It is as sport for a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.” Proverbs 10:23

BE a WISE Person and Know God- - A wise man fears God, and departs from evil: but the fool rage, and is confident.” Pr. 14:16

A fool listens to his own ideas, and is not concerned about others. He gets angry when others tell him what to do:  ( Be Wise and have a teachable spirit.)

“He that trusts in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walks wisely, he shall be delivered.” Pr. 28:26

“A fool despises his father's instruction: but he that regards reproof is prudent.” Pr. 15:5

“A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.” Pr. 18:2

A fool lets his opinion be known right away:  (Be WISE and watch your words.)
“A fool utters all his mind: but a wise [man] keeps it in till afterwards.” Pr. 29:11

“A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for strokes.” Pr. 18: 6

This fool cannot shut up!   (God says be Wise – there are times to be silent)
“Do you see a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.” Pr. 29:20

A fool does not learn from his mistakes:  (God desires you to learn from your mistakes - - to change and be a NEW person.)

As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool returns to his folly.” Pr. 26:11

A fool does not believe there is a God: (Psalms 14:1).
“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.

Be Wise and receive Jesus as your Savior and Lord.  Know Jesus loves you and He will help you to become that Wise Person that pleases God.


Unknown said...

This is one of my favorite subjects. At one time or another we're all foolish. It is only in humility, as you said being a teachable spirit, that we can find and please our Father. The more we know of ourselves and our shortcomings the more we see the amazing sovereignty of our Father.

I'm praying for you, sister. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Ifeoma Samuel said...

Hello Aunty Hazel, sorry to hear you are a bit down. Hope you are better now?
It is an interesting an a short conversation you have shared today. I'd rather be wise than be a fool who thinks she knows it all.
God Bless Aunt Hazel

caryjo said...

Sorry for what you went through. Most of the time I can't go to church, b/c my brain and body issue. I don't wake up early enough usually and now I can't drive and my husband is driving around and about for several hours to a variety of churches that he's fixing or doing the piano/organ situation. But, I worship the Lord and focus on Him even if and when I can't see all my friends. You are a real treat to and for many, many. Thank you for sharing so seriously. It's a blessing!

Lux G. said...

Amen. Wisdom is a good guide in living right.
I hope you feel better now.