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Biblical description of a fool.

foolishness

Proverbs 18:7  A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.

            A fool will get himself into trouble with his mouth.

Proverbs 12:16 A fool’s wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.

A fool expresses his anger right away – he “blows up”

Proverbs 15:20 A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.

Proverbs 17:25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.

A fool is a burden to his parents.

Proverbs 28:26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.

Proverbs 14:16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth , and is confident .

The fool angrily will insist that he is right!

Ecclesiastes 7:9 Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.

A quick temper and angry spirit are characteristics of a fool.

Proverbs 17:24 Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

A fool cannot see the current situation clearly – his eyes are always elsewhere considering his fate.

Proverbs1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 18:2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.

A fool does not listen to advice.

Proverbs 29:11A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards

A fool says whatever is on his mind.

Proverbs 18:6 A fool’s lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes

A fool’s mouth is always leading him into arguments.

 

Response to a fool:

Proverbs 29:9  If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh , there is no rest.

Proverbs 26:3-12

3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool’s back. 4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. 5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit. 6 He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage. 7 The legs of the lame are not equal : so is a parable in the mouth of fools. 8 As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool. 9 As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools. 10 The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors. 11 As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly. 12 Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

 

Titus 3:1-11

1. Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates to be ready to every good work.

2. To speak evil of n man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men/

3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

4. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared.

5. Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost.

6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;

7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly,that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.

9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject ;

11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted , and sinneth, being condemned of himself.

 

Proverbs 14:7-9

7 Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge. 8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit. 9 Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.

Defeats are forever?

I was watching the documentary movie “As the Yellowstone River Goes” and heard the quote “Victories are temporary; but defeats are forever”.

That lead me to think about that in a spiritual sense.  The victories that we have over temptation each and every day are just temporary.  The scars and consequences of the sin we submit to are permanent.   A husband can reject the temptation of adultery day after day, but if he yields to that temptation just once, the pain and hurt of adultery cannot be undone.

We must never yield to sin.  We can be victorious in Christ!!

I’d Rather Have Jesus – than anything!

  1. I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold;
    I’d rather be His than have riches untold;
    I’d rather have Jesus than houses or lands;
    I’d rather be led by His nail-pierced hand

    • Refrain:
      Than to be the king of a vast domain
      And be held in sin’s dread sway;
      I’d rather have Jesus than anything
      This world affords today.
  2. I’d rather have Jesus than men’s applause;
    I’d rather be faithful to His dear cause;
    I’d rather have Jesus than worldwide fame;
    I’d rather be true to His holy name
  3. He’s fairer than lilies of rarest bloom;
    He’s sweeter than honey from out the comb;
    He’s all that my hungering spirit needs;
    I’d rather have Jesus and let Him lead