It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.– Mark Twain.
One time I overheard a conversation between two men about the pandemic and what they know about the vaccine and the virus as a whole. One of the gentlemen mentioned he studied virology and started to share what he knows. While the other man kept interrupting him and lecturing about information he heard from the news. I agree with Mark Twain’s quote. It is easy to fool people, just repeat to them information constantly and their ability to do critical thinking shuts down. Furthermore, they become foolish and stupid. And the sad part is this change happens without us realizing it.
Today’s devotional reading is from the Book of Jeremiah 4:22. Please, read our recent devotional from the Letter of Paul to the Colossians 3:16: Dwelling In The Word Of God
Foolishness and stupidity
God has defined Israel as foolish and stupid, for they do not know their God. The God who has led their fathers out of slavery in Egypt. Moreover, Jeremiah wrote, They are ‘wise’—in doing evil! But how to do good they know not. This is quite true even for us to this day. When we are left on our own devices, we do foolish and stupid stuff.
Yes, you can say that you do not do such a thing. But reflect deep within yourselves and evaluate the things you do when no one is looking. Are you still doing the right things? or thinking the right way? And I do not mean worldly rightness, for this is a corrupt world. I am pertaining to the rightness in God’s eye. My brothers and sisters, we are all guilty of acting foolish and stupid. Though no need to fret, for we have God’s words to guide us. Also, the Holy Spirit to lead our way. and most of all we receive Jesus’ righteousness.
How to avoid acting foolish and stupid?
Consider the saying ‘You are what you eat’. This maxim teaches us to be careful about what we take in. Whether it is food, news, information, and other data. Furthermore, everything we receive externally will affect us internally.
Therefore, let us immerse ourselves in the Word of God. The Scriptures will give us the truth and guide us in our daily lives. Moreover, the Bible will teach us wisdom that we may act and think accordingly. The total opposite of being foolish and stupid.
This is the time for your journaling. Reflect on these questions. Ask the Holy Spirit to test your faith and your walk with Christ.
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? — 2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV.
- Are you living in foolishness and stupidity?
- What made you think you are not?
- Do you notice changes in your actions when people are watching?
- How do you see others’ opinions?
- Have you asked the Holy Spirit to teach you wisdom? Accept Jesus Now.
- Words of Wisdom
- Are You Wise Enough To Understand The Gospel?
- Philosophy and Empty Deceit
- Choose Between Fearing God Or The World
- The Love That Jesus Taught Us
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