Proverbs 1:22 (ESV)
How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple?
How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing
and fools hate knowledge?
Simple folk do simple stuff all the time, but this way of living is wrong. After all, fools don't like to learn.
Whether it's at school or work this week, at home today, or how we act in private when we think no one is looking or listening, we all know we have some things in our lives we need to change. Solomon is trying to get what he calls "simple" people to change. Are you simple? Have you taken the easy way out of life, always doing what your friends do without really applying yourself? Today that ends. Don't be like the simple ones, or like the mockers who mocked the religion, or like the fools who hate knowledge. Change, Change and take everything to the top level. Be true to God's ways, and get knowledge as you go.
Stop doing what is easy for you. Stop working beneath your potential. Stop following those fake friends that are supposed to be "Whatz Hot" because they don't do homework, they don’t do their best on the job, they cut school, they call in sick all the time, they watch the wrong things on TV late at night. Be your own person and CHANGE.
Dear Lord, help us today to live our life at the right level. Help use do what we are supposed to do and not just get by on what is easy so we can fit in with friends and peers. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.