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Characteristics Of the Fool – and How To Avoid Getting Them

11 May

Hello again!

This is what God gave me today in his word:

Behold, a king will reign in righteousness, and princes will rule in justice. (Isa 32:1)

The fool will no more be called noble, nor the scoundrel said to be honorable. For the fool speaks folly, and his heart is busy with iniquity, to practice ungodliness, to utter error concerning the LORD, to leave the craving of the hungry unsatisfied, and to deprive the thirsty of drink. (Isaiah 32:5-6)

What exactly are the quote; “characteristics of a fool”? Well:

1. A fool speaks folly… No surprises there.

2. A fool also is busy with iniquity.

absence of moral or spiritual values; “the powers of darkness”. – wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

3.  A fool practices “ungodliness”.

4. A fool utters errors.

5. A fool is always hungry and thirsty… In fact; is craving food and drink.

But how can you and I avoid all those characteristics? I mean, it’s a little hard not to “utter errors” when you’re talking about a subject you know nothing about, etc… And everyone occasionally speaks folly. Does that mean everyone is a fool?! …

Well, depending on how you look at it, yes, more or less everyone is a fool. Everyone who does not have Christ living in their lives and keeping them from saying foolish things and/or acting foolishly. And that brings me back to question number one, how can you and I avoid all the latter characteristics? Well, as I just to a certain degree told you, by having Christ in our lives!

I’ll put it this way; Jesus was thirsty and hungry so that we wouldn’t have to be any longer;

 28 After this, Jesus, knowing[a] that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” (John 19:28)

And Jesus took all of our folly, iniquity, ungodliness, and uttered errors upon himself!

21 God made him who had no sin to be sin[a] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21)

In short; because Jesus became sin for us (you and I), we are no longer fools in sin… Instead, we are Sons of  God!

You are loved!

Joshua Cleveland

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