We passed this April Fools Day with surprisingly few pranks. At least I didn’t hear of many. But it brings up an interesting exercise – to do a Bible search of the words fool, foolish, and foolishness. They come up about 175 time throughout Scripture. Do you think maybe God is telling us something? We love to exalt human wisdom, our increase in knowledge, the growth of our technology, and everything we call progress. But is it really progress? The Apostle Paul wrote, “Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.”(I Corinthians 1:20-21) The only real progress comes in understanding, and obeying our Lord. Every other right direction in life flows from this. And that is no April Fools joke!