(Proverbs 1:32 KJV) For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
The KJV and the NASB pick totally different words here. If we put them together we get to the lesson for this April Fools Day. The KJV talks about the “prosperity” (7962) of fools. The NASB uses “complacency” (7962). At first they seem to be two different concepts but think about it. Who tend to be the most smug and self-righteous about their place in society? I think of the rich and the famous.
Think about how movie actors want to tell us about the science of global warming. Think about how people in the music industry want to lecture us about the economics of poverty and hunger. Think about how politicians want to write laws to establish justice. April Fools Day indeed.
So? What about those of us who follow the living Christ? Do we think we have arrived? Are we coasting on our spiritual knowledge? Are we complacent? Am I complacent? It is time to examine my foolishness.