July 24, 2012

Flirtatious Folly

Written by Boyd Bailey

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- July 24, 2012

“The woman Folly is loud; she is undisciplined and without knowledge” (Proverbs 9:13).

What is flirtatious folly? It is enticement into reckless living. You may ask, “What does it look like?” Its coyness is conceived in attractive idiots, as these disguised fools seek to lure naïve ones into their stupidity. Foolishness loves friends. It approaches in the form of a well-dressed, well-spoken man or woman. They draw you in with their looks and latch onto you with their words.

Folly can be found among the experienced and educated or run rampant in lives of the young and simple. It forces itself on the middle-aged father who has grown discontent with his faith, family, or vocation. Instead of listening to the voice of reason, he socializes with silliness and invites irresponsibility. However, he does not harvest happiness, because the fruit of folly is death: relational, spiritual, and emotional.

“She caught him by his cloak and said, ‘Come to bed with me!’ But he left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house” (Genesis 39:12).

Moreover, wise men and women recognize the futility of folly and flee from its influence. They avoid sexual folly by cultivating a caring marriage. A happy wife is a happy life, and a happy husband is a happy home. Furthermore, financial folly is fleeting for a family who lives well within their means, growing in generosity. Their money becomes a means of honoring their Master Jesus (see Matthew 6:21).

What form of folly is staring you in the face? Wisdom is your warning to flee where good judgment is absent. It may require changing schools, breaking off a relationship, or moving to another neighborhood. Wisdom may not be sexy, but it brings success and satisfaction. Walk in wisdom and you will reap rich relationships, robust faith, and peace of mind.

“I will listen to what God the Lord will say; he promises peace to his people, his saints—but let them not return to folly” (Psalm 85:8).

Prayer: Where do I need to force folly from my life, replacing it with wisdom and discernment?

Related Readings: Job 2:9–10; Proverbs 21:9–19; James 1:13–15; 2 Peter 2:18–21

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Comments

  1. Thank you for the solid wisdom,birth out of lives of men and women who are being trained to pick up the cross. Knowing God’s faithfulness is on the other side of trust.
    Thank you for praying and allowing the Holy Spirit to pour through your lives. To get the water to flow it takes the handles of obedience. your time with the Lord is more important than time itself in anything else for that matter. Thank you for protecting your hearts with all diligence constantly and continuously aware of how important it is to daily pick up your cross

  2. Wendy says:

    I pray that through this devotion today that God will give Divine Influence over my husband and he will be led out of the darkness of Satan’s hands and into the light of God’s glorious mercy. Pray for him. And thank you for letting God use
    you through your devotions.

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  4. Louis Leone says:

    I personally know what it can do to a man and family!
    *Thank God for His Grace and Mercy!
    *Thank God for His Forgiveness!
    *Thank God for 2nd chances!
    *Thank God for Healing…for all involved that were affected by my Sin!
    *Thank God for the Present and the Future of life directed by My Savior Jesus the Christ!
    Blessed is the God and Father of my Lord Jesus the Christ!

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