Food For Thought For November 3, 2023
Be Wary of the Words of a Fool | Jude 1:10, 12Read This Passage: Jude 1:5-15
10 But these speak evil of whatever they do not know; and whatever they know naturally, like brute beasts, in these things they corrupt themselves. 12 These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried about by the winds; late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the rootsJude 1:10, 12 NKJV
There are so many people around us that know everything, or at least they like to think they know everything; be wary of these people because they know little to absolutely nothing about what truly matters. As the half brother of Jesus said, they will speak evil of whatever they do not know. For example, there are many people that believe they know more than the divine truth as they will say that everything in scripture is nothing but lies.
Who is anyone that can challenge the word of God and His truth with any authority? Who is it that knows more than God? This is the same question that Paul asked in his first letter to the Corinthians. The only ones that think they know more than God – their Creator – is a foolish person. As the proverb says, “the turning away of the simple will slay, and the complacency of fools will destroy (Prov. 1:32)” and the companion of fools will be destroyed with them (Prov. 13:20).
We are constantly encouraged not to heed the words of the fool or follow them. Why heed their words or follow them? As Jude said, the fool are as clouds without water, carried about by the winds; they have nothing they can pour out that will replenish and be a blessing. So, when someone who lacks wisdom about the Lord, wisdom based in sound doctrine, do yourself a favor and keep it moving. They are spots – holes – that you need to avoid so that don’t fall into a pit and can’t get yourself out.