I remember meeting an older man that said, “the older I get, the more I realize just how much I don’t know”. That one phrase has stuck with me over time because I recognized truth in it. At that time in my life, I was started to see just how arrogant and prideful I had become.
The funny thing is, when I was young, I was intimidated by just about everyone. So, my defense mechanism kicked in and I began the useless work of building my facade of perceived strength. It seemed like the only sensible way to survive. I had to appear strong, smart and successful.
I argued against faith in Jesus when my friend Rob had turned his life over to the Savior. It seemed offensive to me so, I defended myself with whatever wisdom I thought I had acquired. Fortunately for me, the love of God prevailed and I find myself today listening more than arguing.
God has the last say on who is wise and who the fool is. He is the beginning and the end, the Alpha and the Omega. Rest in Him.
Proverbs 18:2 Fools have no interest in understanding;
they only want to air their own opinions.