Proverbs 14:6 NLT | “The wise are cautious and avoid danger; fools plunge ahead with reckless confidence.”
Living is an act. You can either live your life and make decisions by faith – based on the revelation of God to you; or by fact – based on tested, proven, and verifiable experiences; or by foolishness – based on hearsay and baseless theories.
Jesus walked on the lake to get to His disciples because, apparently, there were no boats on the shore. Peter saw Him and showed interest, and Jesus invited Him to join. Now, remember that Jesus doesn’t act on His own, except what and when the Father tells Him. (John 5:19) So, the two actions were based on revelation.
Don’t walk across the waters of life if you have no boats to cross with, or if you don’t hear God tell you to. Foolishness is acting against faith and fact. It is acting on the letter. It ultimately kills. Choose wisely. Go with facts when you don’t have a revelation. A revelation of God’s word, however, is superior to facts. It keeps us on track, makes us wise, and helps us overcome. Oh Lord, reveal Your will to us!