A quick lesson on wisdom and foolishness.

Hey there BCU Family!

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Podcast highlights:

  • Wise people are defined as being discrete and judicious in the use or applications of knowledge.
  • Fools are defined as being mentally inept; dull in understanding or stupid. (yikes).
  • There are only two types of decisions: wise or foolish.
  • We are all subject to making foolish decisions no matter what our age/experience level is.
  • The willful, intentional, repeated practice of making foolish decisions is where trouble is.
  • God set us up to be victorious in this life. That doesn’t mean we won’t have trouble or challenges, but if we are listening to His wisdom, we’ll come always be in His perfect will, hence, our decisions will be perfect.

Scripture references:

Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him (Proverbs 22:15). 

Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not to your own understanding. Acknowledge the Lord in all thy ways and He will direct thy paths (Proverbs 3:5-6). 

The wise shall inherit glory [what is honorable and good], but shame shall be the promotion of fools (Proverbs 3:35).

For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the Lord, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail (Isaiah 32:6).

He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed (Proverbs 13:20).

Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety (Proverbs 11:14).

A fool utters all his mind, but a wise man keeps it in till afterward (Proverbs 29:11).

Whew! BCU Fam, I have to admit, these Scriptures hit home quite a bit, but I’m grateful for it. Better to be corrected and obey now, rather than ignore and pay later. What are your thoughts? There is a comments section right here on the BlenCouragesU.com website just waiting for you to start our conversation!

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6 thoughts on “A quick lesson on wisdom and foolishness.

  1. Yes, it is a ZONK!😂😂😂
    What an awesome study. Your voice is really perfect for this! I was blessed by all of it, but the underlying message that tied it all together was seeking God for direction. You made me start thinking about the times I most definitely have not and what it cost me. It also made me think of how God gives direction and the ways we seek it from Him. Sometimes His will is clear because it’s supported by the Word so obviously, but sometimes it’s obscure. Because we’re so easily distracted and impatient, we’ll pray a little and go off half-cocked, thinking He’s given an answer when it’s really our own rationalization or justification to go on and do or not do a thing. Right now in my life, it’s become crystal clear that though there are times God directs me in the moment, most of the time I have to still myself and listen until I not only hear Him, but I also know for sure it’s Him. That’s often not a quick thing, but I’m glad it’s not. These are life-altering decisions so I know I can’t move without Him. I trust Him for the little things, too. I want to acknowledge Him in ALL my ways. It’s so very evident when I don’t. It grieves Him, not just because I’m disobedient, but also because He doesn’t want me to suffer. He loves us so much. I truly thank God for these studies and for what He does when I hear Him speak to me through them. I’m changed for the better every time. Love you!

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    1. Hey Angel! Your comments are so thought-provoking! What especially resonated with me?

      “It also made me think of how God gives direction and the ways we seek it from Him. Sometimes His will is clear because it’s supported by the Word so obviously, but sometimes it’s obscure. Because we’re so easily distracted and impatient, we’ll pray a little and go off half-cocked, thinking He’s given an answer when it’s really our own rationalization or justification to go on and do or not do a thing.” BOOM!!!

      Here’s why your comment spoke to my heart: it’s a struggle to wait for an answer, so we don’t wait, OR we don’t WANT to hear the answer, so we don’t consult with God at all. I know ALL about those choices and “zonks” (aka havoc) they create! I’m grateful for God’s mercy, but I don’t want to solely rely on that. At some point, we should mature enough to not want the zonks, and go to God for the right way to do things, rather than asking Him to get us out of the mess we got ourselves into.

      Sis, thank you a million times over for taking the time to comment! I REALLY look forward to the amazing insight the Lord gives you to share.

      Love you MUCHO!
      xoxoxoxo

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