Playin' the Fool
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Of all the voices of wisdom you hear; electronic voices, personal voices, people you trust, people you barely know... how do you choose which voice is wisest when they don't agree? As it turns out, you CAN know. The first thing you might want to consider is this. Does the one who brings you wisdom really know you?
It's generally no surprise to us when we have taken an action that has put us in a real fix. Usually we can look back and know exactly when we ran off the rails. Are there a few simple character traits that can be placed in alignment with true wisdom? If we do so, will we avoid playin' the fool? Here we find some guidance to erase foolishness from our lives.
There come times in life when nothing makes sense. When all that seems right and expected is shattered and all that is known and familiar is destroyed... We can all too easily lean on the wrong things and blame the wrong things for our fate. God calls us to trust; calls us to rely on Him. In all our pain and anger how can we do that?
Everything around us shouts in our ear, "If you'll do it this way, everything will turn out great!" Sometimes they're right, but often they're the insistent voice that leads us into dangerous waters. Our God is wise, yet in all of His power He still informs us and then let's us choose. Do you lean on the world or on Him when you need the kind of advice that will literally save your life.
Valentine's Day conjurs up visions of romance and love with candy hearts, cards, chocolates and of course more intimate activities. How does God feel about sex? What do we risk when we color outside the lines He has drawn around this important part of our lives. What will we gain when we follow His wisdom here?
Every good parent loves their child, but what does God say that this love should look like? There seems to be a lot of advice available on this topic, from Dr. Spock to Dr. Phil. Here's some advice from a Source with far more experience in dealing with non-grownups. Loving our kids looks like......
Many of us have hundreds of "friends". Our on-line friendship numbers may be staggering but what do they say about our true friendships? Proverbs has many things to say about friendship; what we should look for in friends and how we can be a true friend.
Often the way we value things is out of balance. We believe we have much more control than we really do, and by working to maintain our status and safety we work against the heart of the Gospel... and against our own hearts, too.
The second message in a new series from Pastor David Ledbetter on the wisdom found in the Book of Proverbs
A new preaching series from Pastor David Ledbetter on the wisdom to be found in the Book of Proverbs.