April’s fool

I’m no Bible scholar. I do read the Bible, and find it to be instructive in my daily life. Sometimes, I don’t like what it says, because I feel like a failure in comparison to what it teaches.

On this day, April 1 aka “April Fool’s Day”, the above passage came to mind.

The image is from a web resource called Blue Letter Bible. The passage is out of the book of Psalms, chapter 14 verse 1. Specifically, this is the old “King James Version”. I think it’s cool how there are only five Hebrew words, yet it takes eleven words to be spoken in old King’s English. Hebrew words are so rich with meaning!

What I find most interesting is the addition, in English, of the words “there is”. Notice how those two words are bracketed, with no Hebrew word beside them?

Again… I’m not a scholar, and I don’t actually read Hebrew. Hence, I like to use resources to help me understand more fully. But it seems to me that this passage could be translated as:

The fool says, in his heart, “No, God”.

Based on this (possible) translation, I’m certain I’ve been the fool more times than I care to consider. Sometimes with intent, sometimes inadvertently.

This makes me grateful for grace and mercy. And my thoughts are drawn to another passage, from one of the most pain-filled books of the Bible.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23

And now a song comes to mind, by BiFrost Arts, called Because of His Great Love.

The only reason I exist on this earth is God’s love. I don’t have a chance without it! I’ve been the fool many times, and it will only be by His grace that I am not April’s fool, too.

5 thoughts on “April’s fool

      1. Wiwohka

        Oh lord, don’t do that…lol…thats growth love…I am in truth just very frustrated with the outcome of using Instagram as one of my links…turned out to be no more than a lonely hearts club or a troll site for someone asking for money. Ah well, God did answer my prayer and confirm that I do have those like you, that my writing might hopefully encourage…thats really the goal for me. Thanks for being you!

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