Fortune cookie wisdom
Janet is out of town this week, so I’m cooking dinner for myself. On Sunday night I cooked Chinese. Actually, I drove up to the Chinese restaurant, placed my order, took it home, and ate it out of its Styrofoam to-go container. Janet will be pleased to know that I did the dishes afterwards.
As you can see, my fortune cookie contained this piece of sage wisdom: “Wise men learn more from fools, than fools from the wise.” Looking back, I realize that nearly every mistake I have made in my life was the result of violating that statement. God wants me to know his will more than I want to know it. He is adept at sending people, books, emails, etc. across my path to guide me in his word and wisdom. His Spirit will speak directly to my spirit if I will listen. He uses his word and world to lead me in his “good, pleasing, and perfect will” (Romans 12:2). But he can lead only those who will follow.
When last did you learn from a fool? From the wise?