Proverbs 9:6, “Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.”
Relinquish your hold on foolish things and live! Wow, powerful words, especially in our day and age where foolish things are abounding in our homes, schools and workplaces. We are bombarded daily by the foolish things of this world, through our TVs, Radios, and Internet. Are you really listening to what you are taking in each day or are you being changed without even knowing it? I’m not calling you to forsake education or knowledge of what’s happening in your world, but rather, are you hearing truly what is being said? Years ago a minister was preaching about the music we listen to and recounted a story of riding with some teenagers in their car while returning from a trip. The kids had the radio on and they were singing to every song. When the pastor asked them how long it took them to memorize these songs, the kids couldn’t answer. The pastor then said are you even hearing the words of these songs, many of the songs I’ve heard you sing are not God honoring, is that how you really think? The point he made with the kids is that sin comes in a variety of shapes, forms and processes. Often, it is a slow daily dose of something we have allowed into our lives and homes that we don’t even realize is there. But we are changing, we are agreeing and we are becoming dull to the calling of Wisdom.
When we think how much time we spend on the various communication methods that provide insight into the world around us it is staggering to think of the comparison of how little time we spend in God’s Word. We’re all guilty of allowing the foolish thoughts into our lives…let us turn those buttons off and listen to the Word of God for just one day and see how much He reveals to you about Himself.