“Lord, forgive me, for I am a fool.”
I feel the need to pray this more and more.
And I thought getting older brought more wisdom… Perhaps that is wisdom speaking. Maybe true wisdom comes from realizing how foolish you really are. After spending 31 days in July living out Proverbs through video blogs, I began to see this pattern, that the truly wise are the ones who had the most realistic understanding of their relationship with God. We are all but fools before an infinite Creator.
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.” – Proverbs 1:7
So maybe this is what this verse is referring to… The truly wise understand their foolishness before the Lord, but the foolish see nothing wrong with themselves.
I often wonder if this is why Paul called himself the chief of sinners… He understood realistically what he was as compared to God. But God’s work begins when one comes to that self-understanding.
I am a fool. This can be confirmed by any number of people, but it has been confirmed by me as of late. Thank God He still uses fools. I just never want to be so diluted to think I am “worthy” of anything God gives me.
Are you a fool too?