Wednesday, April 20, 2016
A dog loving man purchased a video online which was titled: "Measuring Your Dog's IQ." When he played it at home, the instructor’s first words were: “If you just paid 12.99 to purchase this video, you should know already that your dog is smarter than you are.” This man was having a bad week because two days earlier he called Domino’s to complain that when he got home and opened his box, his pizza was all bread and no toppings. The embarrassed manager apologized profusely and offered him two pizzas if he brought the other one in. After a couple of minutes, the complaining man called again and said: “Never mind, I opened the box upside down.” Well, perhaps he was not very bright but at least he had these two commendable virtues: honesty and accountability.
Instead of laughing more than we should at this poor fellow, maybe we should feel more empathy for him knowing that the we are all prone to doing silly and foolish things from time to time. C’mon, if you’ve ever looked for your glasses while you were wearing them, or sped away with your soft drink on the roof of your car, or breaking something when you spied on someone else’s bathroom cabinet, or picked your nose or other body parts at the wrong place and time, or put on clothing apparel backwards, or wore a different shoe on each foot, then you will definitely be more understanding.
When taking these things into consideration, aren’t we glad that one doesn’t have to be intelligent to be saved, and that God loves us just the way we are? And speaking of foolish things, Paul wrote: “But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.” (1 Corinthians 1:27) That being true, foolish things can’t always be a bad thing. Some think it is foolish for people to think they can be forgiven and saved just by acknowledging their sin and asking Christ to save them. The truth is that those who doubt that truth are the real fools. That is why the Bible also says: “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” (1 Cor. 1:18) One favorite preacher of mine once said: “I’d rather be an ignoramus on my way to Heaven, than a PHD on my way to hell.
Memory verse for the week: (Proverbs 17:27 KJV) “He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.”