Growing in Christ

My Moma Didn’t Raise No Fool!

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. 

And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

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!


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