I recently taught a lesson during our summer ladies’ Bible study. The posters promoting the series of lessons were very eye catching, but it was the tagline that caught my attention, “A woman of God can never be like a woman of the world.” My lesson was on wisdom versus foolishness which has everything to do with being a woman of God rather than a woman of the world.
The Bible has a great deal to say about wisdom and the flip side, foolishness. In this series we’ll look at what it means to be wise and, by comparison, what it means to be foolish and how to recognize the difference.
Are You a Wise or a Foolish Woman?
I’m speaking, primarily, to the ladies today, but these truths are for all of us: young and old, men, women, and children.
As believers we live in 2 worlds or as Jesus called them, kingdoms. He said, “My kingdom is not of this world … (Jn. 18.36).
We belong to another kingdom, yet we still live in this earthly kingdom that we often refer to as “the world,” meaning the world’s system, where we’re exposed to the world’s way of doing things and the world’s values.
BUT interestingly …
When it comes to being wise or foolish … even the world says you should be wise!
Has anyone ever said to you, “Wise up!”
You’re never going to get a husband if you don’t sleep with him!
You’re not even going to keep a boyfriend!
You’re 30 years old. You can’t keep holding out for “Mr. Right”!
You need to look out for #1.
All that church wants is your money!
This is 2016, not the first century!
Everybody’s doing it!
Science has proven the Bible is wrong!
Are you a bigot? No one chooses to be gay!
They’ll tell you when they think you’re a fool, too!
You’re a fool, if you forgive your husband!
Submission? Are you crazy? … Only a fool would be some kind of a doormat!
You’re a fool if you wait for marriage to have sex!
You’re a fool if you stay home and raise your kids!
You’re a fool for believing the best of others!
You’re a fool for not doing whatever it takes to get ahead!
Even the world says you should be wise, but it’s not the same kind of wisdom! You see, the kingdom of God & “the kingdom of this world” are opposite worlds.