Proverbs 14 (still trying to catch up)
I remember one summer when I was in high school some guy came to our front door and tried to tell me that God created the world and that the idea of Darwin’s evolution was not true.
I laughed at him, and said, “God could just as easily have used evolution to make everything.”
I joined youth for Christ because there was a girl in it that I wanted to date. I never saw a Bible study or heard a sermon in that group. Not because there weren’t any, just because I didn’t go.
In college, this Jewish girl I was dating said she wanted to go to a Campus Crusade for Christ meeting. We went, sat on the back row, and when they all started holding their index fingers in the air, chanting, “One Way,” we slipped out back and mocked them.
One time, a guy came to my dorm room and showed me a Bible tract that seemed to say that I was either putting Jesus on the throne or myself. “Which one are you?” he asked.
I laughed, a little uncomfortably, and mockingly said, “Neither…somewhere in between…just because it’s written on some piece of paper doesn’t mean it’s true.”
He thanked me for my time, shook my hand and left.
When I was driving a truck for Pepsi, I was training a guy. When we went back to the plant in the afternoon, he asked me, ” Are you a preacher or something?”
I made it clear to him that NO, I AM NOT A PREACHER OR SOMETHING.
I probably threw in a couple of words for emphasis.
“Stay away from a fool, for you will not find knowledge on their lips.
The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception.
Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright.
The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps.
The wise fear the Lord and shun evil, but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels secure.
Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning
AND EVEN AMONG FOOLS SHE LET’S HERSELF BE KNOWN.”
And that just goes to show you, that even a fool can be changed.
Proverbs 14:7-9, 15-16, 33 NIV