FRIDAY 10TH MARCH, 2017
THEME: EFFECT OF A LITTLE FOLLY
TEXT: ECCLESIASTES 10:1-3
MEMORY VERSE: Eccl. 10:1 “Dead flies make the perfumer’s ointment give off a foul odour; so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honour.”
HYMN: EMHB 504 – Leave God to order all thy ways.
Day: 1 Cor 4-5; Night: Lev. 16-18
Folly means to be thoughtless or reckless in act or idea. Every folly has negative effect. Folly is compared to a foul odour given off by perfumer’s ointment putrefied by dead flies. A little folly makes a highly-respected person to lose his respect. Little folly makes one to be on the left side instead of being on the right hand.
Folly and wisdom are in the hearts of people. The heart and the understanding of a fool fail him when he walks on the road. A fool is affected both within and outside. A fool does not trust another person, because he or she thinks he /she is wiser than every other person.
A Little folly destroys the reputation of a man that is wise and makes him to be blemished. It circulates everywhere and cannot be hidden. A little folly is noticeable, especially when a responsible man is involved. It is important that one should avoid any folly whether little or big.
True wisdom makes one to gain a good reputation. One can show forth folly when one takes rash and irrational decisions. This can mar somebody’s reputation and make others to look down on him/her. In that case, to avoid folly Christians should learn to be self-controlled and pray for God’s direction in every situation.
PRAYER: Incline my heart unto wisdom my Lord. Remove from me any sign or act of foolishness so that my reputation will not be dragged into the mud. Amen.