2 A wise man’s heart is at his right hand,
But a fool’s heart at his left.
3 Even when a fool walks along the way,
He lacks wisdom,
And he shows everyone that he is a fool.
(Ecclesiastes 10:2-3, New King James Version)
The Fool Unveiled
Pretense! We are a people of pretense, are we not? We take great care that our outward appearance and actions are acceptable, but that does not always reflect the state of our hearts.
In verse 3 we see the fool unveiled; though the fool may look and sound good on the outside, spending time with him will, in time, unveil his true nature.
What, really, is the difference between the wise man and the fool? In the end, it is a heart matter. The wise man's heart is at his right hand; his strong hand, his hand of action rules his life through the wisdom of his heart. What of the fool? The fool's heart is at his left, weaker hand; his weakness shows through in his actions.
This is interesting to think about; in other words, no matter how we may appear, in the end our true heart nature will be revealed. We know that God sees the heart, so He is never deceived, but in time, even those around us will see the strength or weakness of our hearts. In other words, they will see the fool unveiled.
By God's grace, let us take some time and strengthen our hearts before God. Let us pray that our hearts are at our right hands.
God Bless You,