(Proverbs 1:25 KJV) But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
What a great verse for April Fools’ Day. This is found in the midst of one of the most brutal passages in the Bible, one that is ignored by just about everyone with the gift of mercy. The context is God explaining why death bed conversions are not always a great idea. If they are genuine, all is well. If they are the guy who has decided to wait until the last minute so he can enjoy his life of sin, you lose.
God is in the business of redemption. I would not go so far to say that is all He is going, after all, He is God and is beyond my comprehension. But keep in mind that is why Jesus came to earth, suffered and died and was resurrected. The point here is that some people make a business of ignoring all the clues.
So? I trust that I will not fall into this trap of being smug in my walk. I hope I keep listening and getting the benefit of His excellent counsel.