There are times when we cross the line of mature, thoughtful behavior into foolishness, defined as that characteristic of a fool; biblically there is one explanation for foolishness—an absence of wisdom. If specific incidents of foolishness stood alone, isolated from every other detail of our lives, that would be one thing; but the opposite is true—actions attract and words establish certain allegiances. A stroll on the wrong side of God’s line opens an invisible door, the results of which we will see again in a surprisingly future setting, and surprisingly at a time we least need or expect it.
Don’t be careless with your time and actions. Remember that your words are the most powerful force in the universe—God said, ‘Light be!’ and the entire universe flooded with light. Your words advance either wisdom or something other than wisdom, and it is words that train us; even children watch and listen, and then imitate what they see and hear. The wise man builds on a rock, not sand; on consistent performance, not impulse.