You might reply to the question, “Are you a follower,” by saying, “That’s a dumb question! Everyone follows someone!” You’re right. So the real question is who are you following. Jesus spoke of the blind following the blind and both following into a ditch. Today’s devotional speaks of some blind people you may have been tempted to follow. Instead of them, follow Jesus! God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Ecclesiastes 10:12-15 (ESV)
12 The words of a wise man’s mouth win him favor,[a]
but the lips of a fool consume him.
13 The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness,
and the end of his talk is evil madness.
14 A fool multiplies words,
though no man knows what is to be,
and who can tell him what will be after him?
15 The toil of a fool wearies him,
for he does not know the way to the city.
“Paul Johnson wrote a book called…Intellectuals. Johnson examined the teachings of many of the most important thinkers of Western Civilization ― men like Rousseau, Karl Marx, Leo Tolstoy, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Bertrand Russell. But he didn’t just study their teachings, he also examined the way they lived their lives. He looked at how they treated people, their habits, their marriages, their kids, and their friends.
“Do you know what he found? Every one of those people scoffed at God. They pontificated on eternity. They denied everything holy and presented themselves as the fount of all wisdom. But most of them didn’t have the sense to raise a child well. They didn’t keep their marriages together. They destroyed themselves and then everything around them. Don’t be misled by a fool.” [Tommy Nelson, A Life Well Lived: A Study of Ecclesiastes, (Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2005), p. 168]