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Are You Wise Or Are You Foolish?

Don’t we live in a confused world? In our world today confusion reigns. Right has become wrong, wrong has become right. Good has become bad and bad has become good. Morality has become personal. It is whatever you choose to make it. Whatever suits you is “moral” these days. Everybody is on their own when it comes to standards to live by.

However, in spite of the blurring of the lines between good and evil and right and wrong, there is a morality that remains unshakably rooted in standards of truth and righteousness. It is God made, nor man made. There is a proverb that addresses the issue of man making his own morality versus following God’s divine morality. The choice is the difference between being a foolish person or a wise person.

Proverbs 12:15 NIV The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.

God says that a foolish person sets his or her own moral standards. You decide what is moral based upon your own reasoning, intellect, wisdom, mentoring, life experience, and the ever changing influences of the culture. It is accepted by the culture we live in today to personally craft your own moral code.

God calls all of this foolish. God draws a distinction between this kind of “morality” and the morality that God has established that is deeply rooted in His truth. God’s truth does not waver or change. God sets the moral code that people are to live by. God determines what is right and what is wrong. God determines what is good and what is evil. God sets the standard.

God calls those who “listen to the good advice” that comes from God’s measure of morality wise. Think about it. Isn’t it better to live by a perfect standard that was created by God for the creation He loves? Aren’t the standards of God superior to the standards of man? Isn’t living by God’s carefully crafted morality that is rooted in truth that does not change better than living by a “morality” that is rooted in human misconceptions and wrong ideals that change with the wind?

God says that “the way of a fool seems right to him.” God also says, “but a wise man listens to advice.” Are you a fool or are you wise? Do you ignore God’s advice and live by whatever standard you please?, or do you accept God’s advice and yield to His advice and live by His ways?

So, what’s it going to be? Are you a foolish person or are you wise person? The choice is yours. Make the right decision today.

Have a great day, and live by God’s morality!

God bless, Dick

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