Why is corporate worship so important? Why is it better to go to church than to worship God by yourself under a tree in the forest? This verse points out an attribute of the fool.
A “fool” (3684) wallows in his own awesomeness. How did the nursery rhyme go?
Little Jack HornerJack was a fool. He was in the midst of a celebration of the incarnation and all he could think about was how wonderful he was.
Sat in a corner,
Eating his Christmas pie.
He put in his thumb,
And he pulled out a plum,
And said, "What a good boy am I!"
That is at the core of the incarnation. We like to sit in corners and proclaim how wonderful we are. We might do it on the highway by the self-centered way we drive. We might do it in a store or restaurant thinking we deserve special service. We might do it in church when we think we have a great song, written by ourselves, to share with the world.
So? We need to draw from the wisdom of others not the shallow thoughts of ourselves. Let the body feed you as you feed it.