Proverbs 24:7 — Wise conversation is way over the head of fools; in a serious discussion they haven’t a clue (MSG).
Several years ago I attended a meeting with seven or eight other men. We met together on a monthly basis at our church for a time of food, discussion, and prayer. The night typically started with food and fellowship. After about an hour or so, the meeting then shifted to a time of Bible study. We discussed Scripture and applied it to everyday life. Then the evening closed with prayer and clean up.
On this particular night, we were sitting around eating and catching up when the topic of discussion turned to cars. If they would have started talking about the Disney/Pixar animated films, I would have been the life of the conversation. But as it turned out, they began discussing the inner workings of automobiles and how to fix a certain problem one of the guys was having with his vehicle. Needless to say, I was lost.
I sat there and listened trying to learn something new, but the same four-word phrase kept bouncing around in my mind. “I don’t get it,” I said to myself over and over. I occasionally nodded my head in agreement and made grunts and noises that made it sound like I knew what was going on, but I was clueless. I am a fool when it comes to cars, and any conversation that goes above how to clean or put gas in one loses me very quickly.
It was extremely awkward being in the middle of a conversation about something I know very little about, but I don’t have to remain a car fool forever. If I want to become wiser in that area, I need to study and learn from others who are knowledgeable.
The same is true in your relationship with the Lord. God does not expect you to know everything, but He does expect you to pursue wisdom. Don’t remain a fool. Admit you don’t know everything, and take advantage of every learning opportunity.
Titus 3:14 — Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order that they may provide for daily necessities and not live unproductive lives (NIV).
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