I’ve never enjoyed practical jokes like those typically rampant every April 1st. While I don’t mind laughing at myself, I don’t enjoy being made to look like a fool for someone else’s amusement.
This past week, many people have felt like victims of a multi-year practical joke perpetrated by various experts and authorities in the public square. Discovering that so many of these pundits were either not as “expert” as claimed, or else were purposely misleading us, tends to make folks feel foolish for falling for their pseudo-wisdom.
This is a lesson to all of us to look beyond the words of those labeled experts or insiders. We need to pull back the curtain and reveal the motives behind the words.
In 1 Corinthians, chapters two and three, the Apostle Paul speaks about worldly wisdom. His words are especially relevant in light of recent events.
19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness”
1 Corinthians 3:19 New International Version (NIV)