provides us with one of the most interesting and unusual
warnings in all of the
“Dead flies cause
the ointment of
the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a
little folly him that
is in reputation for wisdom and honour.”
people are to use
wisdom to be like sweet smelling ointment that brings healing to
around us who are experiencing great hurts in their lives. But
only a little bit
of folly or foolishness can be like a dead fly that causes that
ointment to be
both useless and repulsive.
think are “little things” are often very big things.
with stories, is a challenge to everyone, but especially to
young people. That
challenge is to not allow a
that will damage one’s testimony and either ruin their life or
from being effective for God.