don’t be a fool

Today is a day of jokes, pranks, and fun mostly in western civilization but, growing around the globe. For some countries, April Fools is a different day altogether. However, some take the joke playing too far and feelings get damaged. Don’t be that guy!

Go ahead coat an onion with caramel and serve it as an apple treat or booby trap the bathroom by putting Vaseline on the toilet seat or cellophaning under it.

Serve meatloaf with colored mashed potatoes as ‘icing’ for ‘dessert’ as you prepare them to look like delicious cupcakes.

Put sugar in the salt shaker or salt in the sugar bowl.

Fill Oreo cookies with toothpaste and have them waiting on a plate for an after school treat.

Or try my favorite prank that always gets me in return – put a rubber band over the sink sprayer so when an unsuspecting family member comes by to wash their hands; they get sprayed instead. Note to self: remember you set this up! Every year I tried this, I was the one getting wet from my own prank! Too funny.

If those pranks are not your fancy, here’s a few easy techy ones to try: change the times on all the clocks in the house and cars, change the language of someone’s cell phone, tape a piece of paper to the optical eye on a mouse that says you have been pranked that someone will find when trying to figure out what’s wrong, or how about set an alarm to go off in the middle of the night.

Pranks should be fun but harmless so don’t get carried away or do anything that would cause embarrassment or hurt feelings to another especially those you are closest too. Again, don’t be that guy, for that guy is a fool!

We are to love but not foolishly.

Having fun is okay but don’t get carried away and caught up in harming foolishness.

Some believe this silly day originated with Noah sending out a bird from the ark before the waters had receded, this Noah was a ‘fool’ since the ground was still covered. But, I say the real fools were the ones who poked fun and didn’t accept Noah’s message. Sadly, they perished when the flood waters came. And that to me is the most distressing reason to be considered a fool – the rejection of needing saving.

Go have some fun today, but be mindful others are watching so don’t let anything you do cause another to stumble or to be hurtful in anyway.

Don’t be a fool!

Be a person full of faith!

Like I said, it is ok to have fun but when the fun is done, others should always be able to point back to Jesus after spending time with you even if you pull an April fool joke on them.

Here’s what the Bible has to say about being a fool:

“Doing wrong is fun for a fool, but living wisely brings pleasure to the sensible. When the storms of life come, the wicked are whirled away, but the Godly have a lasting foundation.Proverbs 10.23-25

The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception. Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright. Proverbs 14.8-10

As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his foolishness. Proverbs 26.11

Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back.Proverbs 29.11

As dead flies cause even a bottle of perfume to stink, so a little foolishness spoils great wisdom and honor. A wise person chooses the right road; a fool takes the wrong one. You can identify fools just by the way they walk down the street! Ecclesiastes 10.1-3

Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe. Proverbs 28.26

“Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to others.  A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted.  An honest witness tells the truth; a false witness tells lies.  Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing.  Truthful words stand the test of time, but lies are soon exposed.  Deceit fills hearts that are plotting evil; joy fills hearts that are planning peace!  No harm comes to the Godly, but the wicked have their fill of trouble.  The Lord detests lying lips, but He delights in those who tell the truth.  The wise don’t make a show of their knowledge, but fools broadcast their foolishness.  Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and become a slave.  Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.” Proverbs 12.15-25 NLT

Let’s be the kind of person others can trust in and see us truly…

even if we serve deceptive looking ‘cupcakes’!

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