John 7:1 After this, Jesus went around in Galilee. He did not want to go about in Judea because the Jewish leaders there were looking for a way to kill him.

Jesus, the Son of God, chose not to go to Judea because the Jews were seeking to kill Him. Was He afraid? Of course not. He could have called angels down to take them all out (Matthew 26:53). He simply chose to exercise wisdom.

Some Christians have allowed their faith to turn into foolishness. People have driven cars without their prescribed glasses, in faith, attempting to rebel against poor vision. Someone was killed after believing God would protect him as he walked through a pride of lions. Now, believers are intentionally gathering during a virus, without any protective gear, claiming God is their protection. This is foolish. If God has not specifically given us instructions to do certain things that appear to be foolish, we should exercise wisdom. It’s all about letting the Spirit lead us. And, it’s not always fear. We can wash our hands, wear a mask, and maintain separation without being in fear.

If Jesus chose to exercise wisdom to preserve His life, we should do the same. Let’s be wise and in faith and not foolish.