complacency of fools

 

“For the simple are killed by their turning away,
    and the complacency of fools destroys them;
but whoever listens to me will dwell secure
    and will be at ease, without dread of disaster.”” Prov 1:32-33 esv

complacency: “a feeling of smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements.”

smug….uncritically satisfied w/ oneself/achievements…prideful!     

it’s always such fun when God reveals a character flaw, isn’t it?!

i never thought i was prideful…smug…uncritically satisfied w/ my achievements. until that is, HE showed me.

i mean seriously, who wants to admit that?!

but i am…DESTROYED by it!

i find myself afraid to be the moron that I am in and of myself. afraid to let you know that I really know nothing. at. all.

that smug, that proud, that self-satisfied person seems stronger that me.

she seems brave. strong. powerful.

BUT

when i look at HIS WORD,  that person is killed, destroyed and DEAD!

 she can’t be brave, or strong, or powerful if she’s dead!

…but whoever listens to me will dwell secure
    and will be at ease, without dread of disaster.”

now this person…this WISE person who listens to Abba, she dwells secure, at ease, without dread of disaster.

i think i like her better.

“Let our faith be not alone
may our hearts be not of stone
give us souls that never close
to the grace that you bestow
may our eyes be quick to see
that you are here – you’ve come to rescue me” -Robbie Seay 

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2 thoughts on “complacency of fools

  1. I am crazy about Robbie Seay. That album is God-breathed. And I hear you. I’ve never thought of complacency quite like that before either…but, there it is. Hmmm. Sitting with this a while.

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