Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words. Proverbs 23:9
When people post things on social media we dont agree with, we immediately want to respond. When we hear someone in public make a statement that we know is false, we immediately want to correct them. However the problem is , do these people really want truth? Do these people really want wisdom and correction? This is the first thing you need to determine before you get into a deep conversation with somebody.
Before you spend your time explaining your position, find out does this person really want to have an open conversation. The majority of the time people dont. They have already made their mind up, no matter what evidence you present to them, they will not even consider it. This is a dangerous path in life. Are you in the pursuit of truth?
Jesus said “ You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free” (John 8:32) Many people are afraid of truth, because they might have to change their beliefs on something, or more drastically they might have to change their entire lifestyle. This is what becoming Born Again is all about, being enlightened by the Truth of Christ and becoming transformed in our way of life
We dont want to be a fool, we dont want to be those who are close minded and dont have open conversations. If you cant defend your position rationally, then why do you hold that position? These are things we need to meditate and chew on in our daily lives.
The other day at work one man started talking about death, and another man quickly stopped him saying “Dont think about that stuff until its your time” ! This is foolishness, to pretend your mortality doesn’t exist, or the after life doesn’t exist , is foolishness. You need to ponder these things now, while you still have time to do something about it
Jesus also said “ Seek and you shall find, knock and the door will be opened” (Matthew 7:7) How many of us are in the pursuit of Truth or are you just a fool who buries their head in the sand and waits until death? Seek Truth and you will find God, Amen!