Man's wisdom? Foolishness? Why? Devotional Commentary

By Practical Christianity Foundation, (PCF)

Man's wisdom, foolishness? Why?
Here is a humor on man as the victim! A very close friend forwarded an email with the following gem of man's wisdom. With today's digital habit, you might have come across the same email more than ones as such emails are shared multiple times for their perceived value in humor. Please read to the end for our response.

9 Words Women Use:

  • "FINE!":
    The word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up. This means your facts may be right but you are still wrong.
  • "FIVE MINUTES!":
    If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.
  • "NOTHING!":
    This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.
  • "GO AHEAD!":
    This is a dare, not permission. Don't do it!
  • A LOUD SIGH!:
    This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)
  • "THAT'S OKAY!":
    This is one of the most dangerous statements a woman can make to a man. "That's okay" means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.
  • "THANKS!":
    A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome'.. That will bring on a 'whatever').
  • "WHATEVER!":
    That is a woman's way of saying "Go to Hell."
  • "DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT, I GOT IT!":
    Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to #3.

Normally, we would be dismissed as humor-spoilers for exposing the reality behind the humorous rendering of the truth most of us live. We are reporting on ourselves and laughing at our own retreat from our responsibilities. It's funny, alright! But it hurts a sacred relationship which should be nurtured.

Now we know why man's wisdom is foolishness before God. The best we can expect from Man is a flimsy and dishonest excuse for wisdom in dealing with real relationships. But if we lack wisdom, we can get it from God so that by the strength of His peace, love, mercy, and grace, we can actually resolve issues and harvest joy.

Man's wisdom: The means to a life of pretense disguised by laughter and insincere tolerance.
God's wisdom: The only reliable source for true love and peace.
A point to ponder!

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