July 18, 2021 – The Silly Fool
You can tell a lot about a person from their communication and words. Unfortunately, this is also where many are silly fools, ignoring advice, distorting the truth, speaking without thinking. Words are a powerful tool that can be used for healing, but the silly fool is reckless and uses words to wound. However, the healing words and life of Christ bring restoration to the silly fool and make communication a blessing.
Proverbs 12:15-22 15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice. 16 The vexation of a fool is known at once, but the prudent ignores an insult. 17 Whoever speaks[b] the truth gives honest evidence, but a false witness utters deceit. 18 There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. 19 Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment. 20 Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but those who plan peace have joy. 21 No ill befalls the righteous, but the wicked are filled with trouble. 22 Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.
Proverbs 10:14 The wise lay up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool brings ruin near.
Proverbs 20:3 It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife, but every fool will be quarreling.
Proverbs 27:3 It is an honor for a man to keep
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of sense.
Proverbs 29:9 f a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.
Proverbs 7:22 [Of the forbidden “woman”, prostitute] All at once he follows her, as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as a stag is caught fast