Thursday, December 09, 2004

Wise Man or a Fool?

The Bible has much to say about wisdom and fools. In the book of Proverbs, written by Solomon, fools are mentioned 69 times. The book of Ecclesiastes refers to fools 23 times. Being a “fool” is never equated with a low Intelligence Quotient (I Q). How would someone label you today . . . a wise man or a fool? Does it matter to you what they say? What about God’s diagnosis? What would He say? Does that matter? Let’s see how the Bible, God’s Word, defines a fool . . . a wise man?

Psalms 14:1 – “The fool says in his heart, There is no God”.

Proverbs 14:9 – “Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright.”

Proverbs 1:7 – “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.”

Proverbs 15:5 – “A fool spurns his father’s discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.”

Proverbs12:15 – “The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.”

So, which are you? I trust that you choose the path of wisdom!

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