EPHESIANS 5 : 14-15
“Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,”
‘A fool’, or ‘foolish’; how often we we use such words to describe a person or their conduct.
In everyday parlance, a fool is generally seen as a person who acts unwisely or imprudently, a silly person or a nit-wit.
But the Bible has a better categorization for a fool which distinguishes him or her from the simply unwise person or a ‘simpleton’.
“Then he said unto them, O FOOLS, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:
Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?”
The Lord himself after hearing the chit-chat between two of his disciples on the road to Emaus, not only concluded they were fools, but actually called them out.
Every good teacher, (and Jesus was one) doesn’t grieve when your student fails an examination question they weren’t thought or hadn’t read before.
But when you have thought a class for 3 years harping on the same topic each time, it’s alarming when they fail to get it.
These two disciples broke the Lord’s heart when they could not capture the essence of Christ’s sacrifice: death, burial and resurrection.
He had to take them on another marathon bible study.
“And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.”
Until you understand the “New Man and Sin”, you are yet to appreciate the Cross of Christ.
Why should a believer be made to believe that he or she must confess every known sin each time and ask for forgiveness each time inorder to maintain a right standing with God. Then why is Christ exalted and why is he described as our ‘fore-runner’ and as our ‘anchor-within-the-veil?
Any teaching or doctrine that obscures the completed atonement for Sin which Christ bequeathed the Church is anathema. Infact it is witchcraft.
“O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?”
-Dr Nich Mbaezue-Daniel