Fools Made Wise #25

Proverbs 10:25:

When the whirlwind passes, the wicked is no more; but the righteous stand firm forever.

The twenty-fifth comic of Fools Made Wise starts with Leroy laying in a hammock, relaxing. Even though there is a bad storm brewing behind him, he doesn’t care: to him, laying in a hammock during the middle of a work day is the life!

James approaches him and tells him he should get inside because a bad storm is coming their way. Leroy scoffs at this and tells him that a little rain won’t hurt anybody.

James tells him that they are calling for hurricane force winds and that he should come inside immediately. Leroy ignores this and says quite foolishly that the powers above can’t knock Leroy down. Not smart, Leroy…

In the final panel, trees are uprooted and snapped, and Leroy is tangled in the hammock strings. He is disoriented and disheveled, and asks James to cut him out. Leroy tells him that he is all tangled up, in really strong cords, with no way out on his own. Leroy’s admission shows us the first part of Proverbs 10:25, that when the whirlwind passes, the wicked is no more.

James, standing next to Leroy unfazed from the storm, catches the irony of the situation, and tells Leroy that he is bound up in more ways than he knows. This shows us the second part of Proverbs 10:25, that the righteous stand firm forever.

This comic reminds us that without Jesus, we are tangled up in really strong cords (of sin and death), with no way out on our own. Thank God that Jesus did all that was necessary to set us free, so we can stand firm forever when we trust in Him!

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