Proverbs 14:7, “Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.”
Our grandchildren have been taught to quickly RUN, and GET AWAY when you’re in the presence of foolish people. How much better off we as adults would be if we would not stand in the presence of foolish man and their conversations. It is so easy to get swept up in conversation and before you realize it you are found agreeing with or pondering the foolishness.
God’s Word reminds us that a foolish man is not to be heeded, but in our political, financial, media, and religious arenas the foolish men are more than can be counted. Removing ourselves from foolish conversations and interactions is our only recourse when there is no wisdom to be found.
Brothers and Sisters I would rather be counted rude by the foolish than to become foolish. I’m reminded of what God’s Word says elsewhere when it talks about resisting the devil. He states in James 4:7-8, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.”
If we give footing to foolish thoughts, discussions and company, we will be double minded. And as Children of the Most High God, we must come out from among them and be a peculiar people. We must be holy in thought and deed and seeking wisdom from the source of knowledge through our LORD Jesus Christ.
Prayer: Oh, LORD, our lips should praise you for your goodness and for your wonderful works. You satisfy the longing soul and you fill the hungry soul with goodness. You hear us when we are in trouble and you save us out of our distresses. Oh, LORD, men should praise you for your goodness and for your wonderful works! Even the fools found in transgression and iniquities cry out for you to save them and your compassion heals and delivers them. LORD, forgive us if we have been found foolish by being swayed by the world’s view of morality and sin. Oh, LORD, our lips should praise you for your goodness and for your wonderful works. Thank you for your mercies. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.
Connie Renfro ©