Today has been coined ‘April Fool’s Day!’ I’ve been thinking of the fun I’ve had since I was a kid, playing jokes on people on this day. I remember that my mom never wanted us to call each other fools. Thinking on these things, my mind eventually ventured off to the Word of God. I thought of what the bible says about being foolish. All in all, there is truly nothing good about being a fool.
Psalm 14:1 states:
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
– Fools fail to acknowledge that God is.
Ecclesiastes 7:9 states:
Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
-Fools do not trust in God, that He is and is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6). We dare not let anger rest in our hearts, cast our cares upon Jesus, for He cares for us (I Peter 5:7).
Matthew 25:1-13 states:
1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
– Because fools do not believe that God is, they do not trust Him, and they do not.
From these scriptures, I assess that if we do not want to be foolish, but want, rather to be wise, we need to acknowledge God, diligently seek Him, have a relationship with Him, and keep His commands. I’ll do it, after all, my Moma didn’t raise no fool!