Carey Lewis Devotions
Sunday, July 1st, 2018
Hot Topics... Foolishness
Out of a person's heart come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness.
Mark 7:21-22 (NLT)
Among my young grandsons, foolishness is called bad silly. It usually involves some juvenile potty talk. To them, the words poo and butt are non-stop hilarious.

When bad silly begins, their laughter seems so innocent. Maybe... but I've noticed trends that may apply to us, too:

1) Once raunchy humor starts, it's contagious and hard to stop. It's almost like a little demon has entered Stage Left.

2) Bad silly (foolishness) leads to even worse behavior--usually a more aggressive disobedience.

3) Among grownups, foolishness often takes lewd undertones. But sensual humor can precede carnal aggression.

Bottom line: If God says foolishness is evil, it is. Perhaps locker room talk or girl's night out need God's Presence. Among believers, perhaps there's no perhaps about it.

## Hot Topics... Foolishness (Part 27)

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Hot Topics series.

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"I labored, yet not I. By the grace of God, I am what I am, and do what I do' (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:10). I love God's Word. As a late-in-life committed Christian with no Bible training prior to age 51, some people wonder how I'm qualified to write devotions. I wonder that, too. But God loves children and fools for Him. I am both. Ghost Writer? God.

Carey Lewis

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