First bit of sun in a week! (Taken with Instagram at Asbury Theological Seminary)
My thoughts post “Drive-by Jesus” experiment, where I filmed my life for 31 days while studying the book of Proverbs….
“Lord, forgive me, for I am a fool.”
I feel the need to pray this more and more.
And I thought getting older brought more wisdom… Perhaps that is wisdom speaking. Maybe true wisdom comes from realizing how foolish you really are. After spending 31 days in July living out Proverbs through video blogs, I began to see this pattern, that the truly wise are the ones who had the most realistic understanding of their relationship with God. We are all but fools before an infinite Creator.
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.” – Proverbs 1:7
So maybe this is what this verse is referring to… The truly wise understand their foolishness before the Lord, but the foolish see nothing wrong with themselves.
I often wonder if this is why Paul called himself the chief of sinners… He understood realistically what he was as compared to God. But God’s work begins when one comes to that self-understanding.
I am a fool. This can be confirmed by any number of people, but it has been confirmed by me as of late. Thank God He still uses fools. I just never want to be so diluted to think I am “worthy” of anything God gives me.
Are you a fool too?
Westboro Baptist Church is protesting…again. This time its the funerals of the people who died in the massacre in Norway. I don’t believe this “church” exhibits any of what Christ calls us to be and I would kick them out of my church if they came. Here are some verses to consider…
“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” - John 13:35
“But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse!” - Galatians 1:9
“Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.” - Romans12:15