Proverbs 13:19 -20
19 How good it is to get what you want! Stupid people refuse to turn away from evil.
20 Keep company with the wise and you will become wise. If you make friends with stupid people, you will be ruined.
Foolish people don't care if they sin, but good people want to be forgiven.
1 Cor 4:10
For Christ's sake we are fools; but you are wise in union with Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! We are despised, but you are honored!
Mi bolondok a Krisztusért, ti pedig bölcsek a Krisztusban; mi erõtlenek, ti pedig erõsek; ti dicsõségesek, mi pedig gyalázatosak.
An atheist was complaining to his new acquaintance in the seat next to him. He’d just discovered his seatmate on the flight was a Christian. ‘You Christians are lucky,’ he said. ‘You have Christmas – holidays where you can take off work and celebrate.’
‘Yes, that’s one of my favourite holidays,’ the Christian replied.
‘And the Jewish people can celebrate during Hanukkah.’ ‘Yes, that’s correct. I have several Jewish friends who celebrate during Hanukkah.’
‘But we poor atheists don’t have a holiday to celebrate.’
The man seated behind them couldn’t help overhearing their conversation. He leaned forward and said, ‘There’s always April Fool’s Day’.
Many of us have a lot of fun pulling pranks and setting our friends up with jokes on April fool’s Day. But Christ has some strong things to say about being a fool. He taught that anyone who held on to his life on earth would eventually lose it for eternity. Those who choose to call their own shots, do their own thing, and control their own lives were actually fools; while those who gave their hearts to Christ were making the wisest decision they’d ever make.
Jesus told us he’s the Way, the Truth, and the Life. If we truly believe that and follow Him, we’re wise. If we allow others to deceive us with vain words and shallow philosophies, we’re foolish. Those who don’t know Jesus Christ personally will say you’re a fool for trusting a God you can’t see. But to be a ‘fool’ for Christ is actually an extremely intelligent decision. In the past few days, we’ve looked at the facts concerning the death and resurrection of Jesus. They are historical events that have been proven. To ignore the evidence would be foolish.
You have a choice: You can look stupid in the eyes of the world and be a fool for Jesus. Or you can embrace your culture and its beliefs and be a fool for eternity.
(Susie Shellenberger)God Bless!