Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Walking Fools

Even when the fool walks along the road,
his sense is lacking
and he demonstrates to everyone
that he is a fool

(Ecclesiastes 10:3)

Fools demonstrate their foolishness even in the most mundane and common things of life where we are tempted to think, “No one can mess that up.”

Oh, yes they can.

I am reminded of the non-biblical proverb about speech (that I wish I had heeded many times): It is better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you are a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

Sometimes, it would be better just to stay home, and shut up.

Wisdom is a pattern of life that must be cultivated in all areas of life. Wisdom is not just for the big decisions. It is needed even when “walking along the road.”

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