Devo Even a wise man can be made a fool
Proverbs 31:1-3 (NIV)
31 The sayings of King Lemuel—an inspired utterance his mother taught him. 2 Listen, my son! Listen, son of my womb!
Listen, my son, the answer to my prayers!
3 Do not spend your strength[a] on women,
your vigor on those who ruin kings.
1 Kings 11:1-2,6 (NIV) 11 King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women besides Pharaoh’s daughter—Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians and Hittites. 2 They were from nations about which the Lord had told the Israelites, “You must not intermarry with them, because they will surely turn your hearts after their gods.” Nevertheless, Solomon held fast to them in love. 6 So Solomon did evil in the eyes of the Lord; he did not follow the Lord completely, as David his father had done.
Here we have the wisest man who ever lived (other than Jesus) , and running with the wrong women made a fool of him. How important is the spouse we marry? Well you decide. Wisest or not we should ask God for discernment then do what He says. Even a wise man or woman can be made a fool. The heart can lie, but God will steer you right. How many times people tell me I am in love, but ask yourself are you in God’s will? Marriage can be heaven or hell, don’t trust that to your feelings. Feelings can fade and change. The world says follow your heart. The heart can fool you. A hurting, longing heart is quick to fill the void. Trust God and stop justifying your feelings instead of following His commands. He will never steer you wrong. When I met my wife I knew that I loved her, but I asked God if He chose her for me. He said yes and so did I.
Pastor Jeff Lane
Pastor Jeff Lane