The Fool’s Problem (Ecclesiastes 10; Titus 2)

“Through sloth roof sings in, and through indolence the house leaks.” Ecclesiastes 10:18

Growing up in an obsessive household had it advantages and disadvantages.  One of the advantages was in that we were always on time and we were always living a well-ordered life.  But on the flip-side there were seldom time for just fun things!

Here in Solomon’s writing we see a person who is the opposite of compulsive.  They are foolish in their approach to life.  Such people dig a hole and then fall in it.

Question, “When it comes to our spiritual lives, are we foolish or diligent?”

In Titus 2 we find the following words, “Who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness, and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works,” 2:14.

As I read these words I began to understand the difference between a foolish person and a diligent person:  “A diligent person understands they are to be a people for his own possession.”

Think it through:

1.  The grace of God has captured His own people, Titus 2:1-10

God has given grace to all kinds of people, “older, younger, men, women, boys, and girls.”

2.  The grace of God is changing His own people, Titus 2:11-15

God’s people develop a resistance to sin, Vs: 12

God’s people dedicate themselves to a righteous stand, Vs: 12b

God’s people desire to see the return of the Lord, Vs: 13-14

God’s people do not live a foolish life!  God’s people live a diligent life.

Our response:

Each day God is calling those who have been captured by grace to live a changed life that is still changing every day!!!  This must be seen and priority number one in our Christian life!

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