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Scripture

  • Ecclesiastes 2:12-13
  • Ecclesiastes 10:1-20
  • Proverbs 15:1

 

Are we living wisely or foolishly?

Most of life isn’t about choices between good and evil, but between wisdom and folly.

Wisdom has a pleasant fragrance but a little foolishness can spoil it quickly.

Often it seems that fools often end up in places of power.  What is the best way to deal with foolishness?  How are we to counter the ruling fool?  “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” (Prov. 15:1)

Part of being wise is understanding when to act.  Sometimes it is wise to be methodical, deliberate, and take time to prepare.  Other times it is best to act swiftly ans without delay.

Every time we speak, we reveal what’s inside us.  A wise person’s speech is seasoned with grace while the speech of a fool is self-destructive and evil.  Winning a war of words is about choosing our words carefully and also about choosing the words not to say.

Wisdom also helps us use God’s blessings well.  A foolish person will use their resources to waste their life.