Becoming Fools

Becoming Fools

by Inspiration Ministries

"Ever since the world was created, people have seen … everything God made … they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God … They began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like … Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools." – Romans 1:20-22 NLT For many, today is known as April Fool’s Day, a day when they will play practical jokes and try to fool others. This custom has no certain origin. One theory is that April 1 is near the time of year when nature fools us with sudden changes. Others point to the year 1582 when the Gregorian calendar was introduced, and New Year’s Day was moved to January 1. (It had been on March 25.) Many refused to change and were called “fools.” While some use this day as an excuse to play pranks, others are foolish in God’s sight all the time. As the Bible explains, many claim to be wise and think they know the answers to life’s problems. But to God, they have “foolish ideas.” Paul said that the key to real wisdom is being willing to become foolish in the sight of the world. This does not mean playing practical jokes but believing God’s Word and living according to His timeless promises. Don’t believe what is popular or what others think is true. Recognize that “the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God” (1 Corinthians 3:19). Commit to believe God’s Word and trust Him unconditionally. This may not be popular, but absolute faith is a key to receiving His blessings. Seek to serve Him. Believe Him. Seek His wisdom, and live for Him. Prayer Father, deliver me from the world’s foolishness. Help me trust You and live according to Your Word. In Jesus’ name, amen. Extended Reading Romans 1