Don’t Be a Fool

April 1st is known as “April Fool’s Day”. The day is celebrated with pranks and practical jokes played upon friends and family all in good fun. However, in real life no one likes being the “fool”. Christians should avoid foolish behavior and be aware of what the bible says about the subject:

  • The fool says there is no God - Psalm 14:1; 53:1

  • The fool believes his way is always right - Proverbs 12:15

  • The fool continues in unbecoming behavior - Proverbs 26:11

  • Don’t call anyone a fool - Matthew 5:22

  • Don’t be a hypocritical fool - Matthew 23:16-23

  • Materialism is foolish - Luke 12:16-21

  • We once acted foolish (but not anymore) - Titus 3:1-3

  • Avoid the lifestyle of a fool - Ephesians 5:15

  • We should be fools for Christ’s sake - 1 Cor. 4;10

1 Timothy 6:11,12

But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

Jay Launius 2019 Maud church of Christ Maud, Texas