How Not to Be A Fool

We started a new series last week in youth about making wise choices from the book of Proverbs. Life is full of small decisions that lead to big consequences. Nobody decides to wake up one day and become an alcoholic. Nobody decides to wake up one day and commit a crime. The big bad choices in life don’t happen overnight. They happen because we choose, day by day, to make unwise decisions.

I talked in church Sunday morning about asking the right question. Too many times, we as Christians ask “CAN we ___________?” Just fill in the blank. Why can’t I go where I want to go and why can’t I do what I want to do? We focus on what we can do and not what we should do. The object in life is not how close we can get to sin, but how close we can stay to Christ. The correct question we should be asking in life is “Is it Holy?”

Don’t neglect the small choices in life that lead you away from Christ. You may think that the consequences are small, that your sin won’t affect anyone else, but please don’t underestimate the consequences of continued sin.


I am a former design engineer who now pastors Cornerstone Community Church in Galax, Virginia. I'm passionate about following Jesus and I love technology. I've been married to Jennifer for 28 years, and we have three adult children.

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