A LITTLE FOOLISHNESS CAN COUNTERACT the effects of great wisdom. The Teacher says, “Get wisdom! And with all your getting of wisdom, get understanding!” The Bible is full of words of wisdom and continually admonishes us to “GET WISDOM”.
Wisdom is found in a DAILY seeking of the Lord; seeking Him through His Word, His presence, His holiness, the fellowship of the saints. Wisdom is in the fear of the Lord and constantly choosing righteousness over evil. Wisdom lives within the confines of self control. BUT here’s where things go wrong, you can make just one foolish mistake and every wise decision you’ve made is erased. “DEAD FLIES cause the ointment of the perfumer to putrefy [and] send forth a vile odor; so does a little folly outweigh wisdom and honor.” Ecclesiastes 10:1
Remember that Jesus said, “A little leaven, leavens the whole lump”? One act of foolishness can counteract a lifetime of wise choices, because foolishness is sin. Remember King David? His sin followed him the rest of his life. One act of foolishness can destroy relationships. A little folly will get you fired. One act of foolishness erodes other’s trust in you. One foolish mistake can leave a lifetime of regret. An ounce of folly can be deadly. Remember Lot’s wife.
Folly overtakes wisdom. One can always be forgiven if he seeks repentance, but a little folly destroys the beautiful fragrance of the perfume. Your folly could cost you everything. One foolish word can bring destruction. Instead of throwing all caution to the wind, make this your first thought, “what will happen if I do or say this?” A fruit of the Spirit is self-control: crucify your flesh. Even a foolish man is counted wise if he just holds back his tongue. #runyourrace
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