Old Fools

My Dad used to say, “just because you get old doesn’t mean you get wise, there are a lot of old fools running around”. There are 5 areas in my life in which I am terribly discontent, and one of those areas is the level of wisdom that I have, I want so much more than I have. Wisdom is knowing what to do and say in any situation, those words and actions that are most pleasing to God. Every morning I pray and ask God to give me more wisdom, “Dear Lord, please give me Your wisdom today so that I will know what to do and say in every situation, so that my life today pleases you, glorifies You, and I bear much fruit that is eternal. I pray that prayer every morning, but He isn’t just going to pour wisdom into my head like filling up a salt shaker, but what He will do is bring people into my life who are wiser than I am and who will share their wisdom with me if I am humble enough to ask for it.

Proverbs 1:3-5 To receive instruction in wise behavior,
A wise man will hear and increase in learning,
And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,

A lot of people my age stop seeking wisdom because they think they are wise enough, after all they are 71 years old. Solomon as a young man was the wisest man alive because he sought it diligently. He wrote the book of Proverbs as a wise young man. Then his heart became proud and he soon lost all the wisdom that he had, and as an old fool he wrote the book of Ecclesiastes, “all is vanity”. It doesn’t seem reasonable that wisest man to ever live would die an old fool, but that is exactly what happened.

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