Mockery Week: Mocker Hide-and-Seek

“The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.” (Proverbs 14:6)

We’ve painted a pretty grim picture of mockers this week—people who reveal their arrogance and self-righteousness by making mean fun of anything and anyone, even God and his truth. Mockers are people who pass out “stupid” signs to everyone who doesn’t do it exactly the way they would.

mock_350Today’s verse reveals how frustrating a life of mockery can be. Even when the mocker is ready to get a better understanding of how life works, he or she comes up empty. Why? Because the “fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”

If you don’t start with the idea that God is real, that he designed everything, and that he’s always smarter than you—you’ll never find new wisdom. If you do, God’s wisdom is yours for the taking.

Think: Ever get frustrated in your wisdom hunt? Ever wonder if the problem might be that you’re underestimating how much smarter God is than you?

Pray: Ask God to keep you from being a mocker. Ask him to help you to be humble and discerning, instead.

Do: Make a short list of three examples from your life of being a mocker.