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“No Foolin'”

     What is the big deal about the word "fool" in Ephesians?

Fool For Thought

Dear Fool For Thought,

We are guessing that you are referring to Eph 5:15-17.  Eph 5:15 states that we should walk through life in a wise manner because, as Christians, we should realize that we have a very short time here on earth (Eph 5:16) and that what we do with that time has eternal consequences.

A fool doesn’t listen to instruction (Pr 1:7).  A wise man heeds God’s Word (Pr 9:9).  A ‘fool’ is a person that cannot or will not learn wisdom or act wisely.  Eph 5:15-17 explains that we cannot expect to live foolishly and still end up in heaven.