BE CAUTIOUS AND WISE (2)
*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*
*BE CAUTIOUS AND WISE (2)*
Eccl 10:1 *Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour.*
*Insight and Highlight.*
A little foolishness can destroy great wisdom.
It is deadly to be foolish. Foolish mistakes have caused untimely death.
A foolish person is often associated with wickedness. Eccl 7:17: *Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?*
Dead flies stink and by their decay they can spoil good aroma of perfumes. The same way, Solomon says a little foolishness can counteract the effects of great wisdom.
When wise plans are laid out, be careful of someone who could make a foolish mistake that could spoil all. Even be careful you are not the foolish one.
Hezekiah, king of Judah was one of God’s most fearing kings of his time but was foolish to show the treasures of his palace to the Babylonian king's envoy.
God was angry and all in his house and all *"....his fathers had laid in store,.."*....with his *"...sons became eunuchs and were taken away captives into Babylon,..."* 2 Kgs 20:12-19.
How wise and watchful are you?
We all often make mistakes, some of them often foolish.
We must all ask God to save us from foolishness.
*Call to Word action.*
Hezekiah was a great king but was foolish when he ought to be wise. He made a foolish mistake. It was very costly.
*The Christian clarion duty.*
Job 32:9 ► *Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.*
Lord help me that l do not make foolish mistakes and let me not accept foolish counsel, in Jesus name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day.
God bless you.