Presentation on theme: "Lesson 14 : The Fool And His Folly"— Presentation transcript:
1 Lesson 14 : The Fool And His Folly The Book Of ProverbsLesson 14 : The Fool And His Folly
2 Learning From Opposites A good way to learn about something is to study its opposite.To understand happiness, for example, you also must understand sorrow.To understand wisdom, you can learn a lot by studying a fool.
3 What Is A Fool? Several Hebrew words so translated: EVEEL – perverse, sillyKESEEL – fat (figuratively), stupid or silly, foolishNABAL – stupid, wicked, foolish, vile
4 ConnotationsIn Scripture speaks more to MORAL deficiency than to intellectual lackingNot a lack of mental powers, but the misuse of themThe person who casts off the fear of the Lord and thinks he can disregard God’s eternal principles
5 Descriptions Of FoolsProverbs 12:15 – “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man is he who listens to counsel.”The fool can only see his own way
6 The Fool Trusts In His Own Heart Proverbs 28:26 – “He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, but he who walks wisely will be delivered.
7 What we should do is…Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
8 Fools Won’t Listen To Instruction Proverbs 1:7 – “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
9 They Die For Lack Of Wisdom Proverbs 10:21 – “The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of understanding.”
10 They Speak Before They Listen Proverbs 18:13 – “He who gives an answer before he hears, it is folly and shame to him.”
11 Fools Despise Discipline Proverbs 26:3 – “A whip is for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools.”Proverbs 17:10 – “A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding than a hundred blows into a fool.”
12 And so they are evilProverbs 10:23 – “Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool, and so is wisdom to a man of understanding.”Proverbs 14:9 – “Fools mock at sin but among the upright there is good will.”
13 Nearly Impossible To Reform Proverbs 27:22 – “Though you pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, yet his foolishness will not depart from him.”
14 What will be their legacy? Proverbs 3:35 – “The wise will inherit honor, but fools display dishonor.”