"Remind the people to respect the government and be law-abiding, always ready to lend a helping hand. No insults, no fights. God’s people should be bighearted and courteous (Titus 3:1-2)". We're no longer fools but we walk in God's wisdom and instruction.
"It wasn’t so long ago that we ourselves were stupid and stubborn (foolish), dupes of sin, ordered every which way by our glands, going around with a chip on our shoulder, hated and hating back. But when God, our kind and loving Savior God, stepped in, he saved us from all that. It was all his doing; we had nothing to do with it (Titus 3:3-5)".
"He gave us a good bath (washed away the foolishness), and we came out of it new people, washed inside and out by the Holy Spirit. Our Savior Jesus poured out new life so generously. God’s gift has restored our relationship with him and given us back our lives. And there’s more life to come—an eternity of life! You can count on this (Titus 3:6-11)".
The word of God tells us to warn a quarrelsome person twice but after that be done with him. Fools love to argue. Proverbs 29:11 says," A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back".
Being quiet in the presence of a fool is wisdom because a fool lacks understanding. "A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion (Proverbs 18:2)". Arguing with a fool gets you nowhere because he is rebellious against God. Let a fool persist in his divisiveness and he cuts himself off. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction (Proverbs 1:7)."
Father God, thank you for reminding me that I have been put together by you. Forgive me for arguing with people that lack your wisdom and understanding. I take a spiritual bath in the blood of Jesus. Wash me inside and out by the Holy Spirit so that I can be new again. I make a decision to renew my walk in Your wisdom and understanding, in the name of Jesus, Amen!
~inspiring hope & seasoning faith, Dr. Regina M. Daigre