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The Foolish Man's Interests Betray Him

"To do evil is like sport to a fool, but a man of understanding has wisdom." Proverbs 10:23 What is a fool? A fool is someone who lives only on the surface. Truth and wisdom mean nothing to him, he lives in the moment and is ready for any entertainment he can find. From the time he gets up in the morning, until the time he goes to bed at night, he lives for amusement and enjoys whatever comes his way whether good or evil. If someone suggests they get into something evil, he goes for it and enjoys it like a sport. The fool's whole focus is on having a good time, and whatever may be evil he does not examine but deems all acceptable. There is no right or wrong to him, all he seeks is entertainment. His speech is dirty, he loves dirty jokes and approves of all that is filthy, without discrimination. He loves to laugh and there are no barriers with him. He never progresses beyond the banality of youth, he is a fool and remains a fool all of his life. A man of understanding, on the other hand, has progressed beyond the foolishness of youth. "When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things." 1 Corinthians 13:11 A man of understanding is one who wonders about the seriousness of life. He has seen people die, and that makes him wonder what the purpose of life is, why he is here, where he is going, the meaning of it all. He is a thinker. He is a seeker. He approaches God and asks who He is and how one can come to know Him. He realizes that the answers aren't just simple, but that he must seek them out. He is bored with the foolishness all around him, and seeks truth and understanding above all. "The wise in heart will receive commands, but a prating fool will fall." Proverbs 10:8 The wise man will come to the conclusion that truth and righteousness are the most important things in life. He stands ready to accept what God has said, and when he is rebuked he receives the correction and grows by it. The fool though, only seeks merriment and has no concern about his eternity. If one speaks to him about something serious, he is not interested, nor could he receive it if he were. He has no awareness that his foolishness will lead him to eventual loss, nor would he care if it did. His life is empty. He is as a body without a soul. Don't let your life pass you by in frivolity. It's useless. Life is more than entertainment. Seek out wisdom and understanding. Take the less trodden path, for it leads to life. "Enter by the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are MANY who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, AND THERE ARE FEW WHO FIND IT." Matthew 7:13-14


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