Monday, November 19, 2007

Fools

I try to read my Bible every day (I set aside time during the kids’ nap time) and I try to read the chapter in Proverbs that corresponds with the day of the month. For example, today I read Proverbs 19. I have been doing this for several months, so this is not new material for me. Yet, for some reason today, the words in verse 3 seemed to jump off the page at me. I don’t know why they seem so clear to me. Here’s what is says: “A man’s own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the Lord.”

That is so true! I know in the past, before I learned I needed to have the mind of God, that I felt that way at times. Think about all the stupid decisions, mistakes, etc. we have made, I have made, and how God receives the blame. Also think about all the blessings He bestows on us yet we take the credit. I know not every bad thing that happens to a person is because of a foolish decision, but in most cases, this is true. Think about drug users. They make a foolish decision to do so, and then they get angry at God when they get caught selling/buying/possessing drugs. I know that’s kind of an extreme example, but you get the point. I can think of several examples from my own sin-filled life where I have made a poor decision and than wondered why God would allow “this” to happen to me. It’s crazy thinking that way, but more importantly, it’s wrong to think that way!

Anyway, that’s my post for the day. I am going to spend the remainder of the day pondering this verse and I’m sure I’ll be reminded of my folly while doing so. I just pray I have learned from those mistakes so I don’t repeat them!

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