Proverbs 26:1 As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.
Who is a fool, you may ask? According to the Psalmist, a fool by definition is a person who does not believe in God. According to the prophet Isaiah 45, there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; [there is] none beside me.
Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I [am] God, and [there is] none else.
Thus, a person who does not acknowledge that Jesus Christ is both God and Savior is a fool. To honor fools is not right in the sight of God.
I was thinking about the sad condition of our society. I was thinking about all of the various awards that are given to people who play sports, music, movies, and the list goes on and on. If any of the recipients of those awards are not born again followers of The Lord Jesus Christ, we are a society who has made it a habit to honor fools. These individuals need the prayers of God’s people.
What shall it profit a man if he is a professional sports MVP if he loses his own soul? What shall it profit the next Miss Universe or Swimsuit Model if she loses her soul?
We have become a society that honors fools and dishonors those who fear God. These individuals have become our culture’s role models, the objects of our envy because of their plush lifestyles. This should come as no surprise to us, beloved. This fallen world system with its godless values are the norm. Heads up, beloved. God has planted us in this world not to mock fools or ridicule them, but to intercede for them. We are here to represent Jesus Christ and the kingdom of God.
I do not write this in a mean-spirited or judgmental way. I simply want to remind you this morning beloved that we are ambassadors for Jesus Christ on foreign soil. This world is not our home, our citizenship is in heaven. What we cherish and who we honor will never be accepted by those who are unregenerated. We should always seek to walk in love and speak the truth in love. To be unloving is not Christ-like, ever. But, there will be times when our souls will weep because God’s name and God’s truth is being dishonored. Such is the case when fools are honored.