April Fools Day
Today was the first time I actually preached a sermon on April Fool’s Day. Can you guess what it was about? Can you guess what I discussed?
Even though atheists think we are being smug and “snarky” by quoting Psalm 14:1, I believe the one who thinks there is no God really is a fool. But what I think matters little in the scheme of things. What matters to me is what God thinks. That is why I came up with a list.
What is a Fool?
What is a fool? Believe it or not, Scripture lists several characteristics of a foolish person. The following is not an exhaustive list, but it’s a good start. So, why not do this Jeff Foxworthy-style?
You might be a fool if…
- You are always right in your own eyes (Pr 12:15).
- You despise instruction (Pr 1:7; 15:5).
- You are unteachable (Pr 17:10; 23:9; 26:11)
- You’re always running your mouth, getting into trouble (Pr 29:11; 18:6-7).
- You are always trying to find yourself (Pr 18:2).
- You make fun of sin (Pr 14:9).
- You’re always meddling in other people’s business (Pr 20:3).
- You are a shame and a burden to your parents (Pr 17:25).
- You deny the obvious because the truth is inconvenient (Ro 1:18-22).
- You deny Jesus because you think the cross is foolish (1 Cor 1:18).