Has anyone ever pulled an April Fool's Day prank on you? I hope not. But if they have, you can take comfort in this: being fooled by a prank does not make you a fool, really. Who does God call a fool?
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. (Proverbs 1:7)
To despise wisdom and instruction is to have a low opinion of it. Many times Christians seek the wisdom of the world before they ever seek wisdom from the Lord. I hope this is not you! Worldly counsel will lead you down the path of error. It will never help you raise your children right. It will not bring you peace nor lasting happiness. It will not show you how to prepare for the day you will stand before God to give an account for your life.
Psalm 1:1 "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly..."
Many times the ungodly counselor tells you to "do your own thing," or "follow your heart/instincts". If it feels right, it must be right! Right? Ummm...
Proverbs 12:15 "The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise."
Hearken unto the counsel of the Lord, and you will be no fool!