One of my favorite quotes from Forrest Gump starring Tom Hanks is “stupid is as stupid does.” Sometimes its easier to recognize stupidity rather than go into specific details. A common synonym for stupid is foolish. This label is earned when an ill-advised act, choice or word is made.
A discerning person keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth, Proverbs 17:24.
According to King Solomon, fools tend to get distracted. Instead of thinking before you act, the world provides ample temptations to lose your way. While the discerning keep wisdom in sight, fools wander off the straight and narrow. The longer an individual indulges in the pleasures in life, the hardest it becomes to leave this wayward road.
For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world, 1 John 2:16.
People don’t wake up and decide I’m going to do something foolish. Rather, a series of compromises places souls on a path toward destruction. The naive believe they will be able to turn back whenever they want. Unfortunately, the fool’s eyes often wait until they are on verge on death before coming to their senses. May those struggling at this moment heed the verses in scriptures above to escape a fool’s eyes before its too late.
by Jay Mankus