Proverbs in 365 Devotions
Proverbs 9:11 For by me your days will be multiplied, and years will be added to your life. 12 If you are wise, you are wise for yourself; if you scoff, you alone will bear it.
1000 ways to be foolish
Have you ever seen the TV series 1000 ways to die? Every time I watch this show I think; wow people can be so stupid! The show is about people who don't think things through and end up getting themselves killed for lack of some sense. These people die needlessly and most of the time it is because of a selfish or just plain silly reason.
Foolishness is not paying attention to the truth that is available to you. It is stupidity. And what that ends up bringing is a quick death.
But wisdom is knowing truth and applying it in your life. And that ends up bringing a long life. Your gain from wisdom is determined by the amount of effort you put into it. If you seek it out and work hard to gain wisdom, you will indeed gain it. But if you scoff at wisdom and act as if it has nothing to offer you, then in your time of need don't expect wisdom to come around.
There is physical foolishness and there is spiritual foolishness. Both fools trades the truth for a lie, and bring there self harm. Let us strive to search for wisdom and knowledge that we may not be brought down by our own folly.