"A fool does not delight in understanding , but only in revealing his own mind." Proverbs 18:2
I have often done this--doing things without thinking. Only after I fail do I understand that I didn't add God into my plans. In His love and grace, He shows me the correct way. It is then I see my motive was to look wise to others.
The biblical definition of folly is "to hold love and pursuit of truth in contempt by choosing to make our own path."
"But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong." 1 Corinthians 1:27
God knows mankind. He created us. Our pride is fed by the world. We puff ourselves up with knowledge of things that have no substance, no true value nor are eternal. In other words--folly! The world chooses beauty and wealth over humility and inner beauty but beauty will fade and we cannot take our wealth with us.
"That no man should boast before the Lord." 1 Corinthians 1:29
Only a fool would do that. How can I stand and boast before the Lord?
God chooses what the world discards. The weak, the foolish, the unappealing, the poor and, of course, the sinners. None of these can boast in themselves. But once we belong to God, we become examples of his transformation power in us.
"That, just as it is written, 'Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 1:31
Now that's something to boast about!
by Eve Montano