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1Lesson 14 : The Fool And His Folly The Book Of ProverbsLesson 14 : The Fool And His Folly
2Learning 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.
3What Is A Fool? Several Hebrew words so translated: EVEEL – perverse, sillyKESEEL – fat (figuratively), stupid or silly, foolishNABAL – stupid, wicked, foolish, vile
4ConnotationsIn 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
5Descriptions 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
6The 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.
7What 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.”
8Fools Won’t Listen To Instruction Proverbs 1:7 – “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
9They Die For Lack Of Wisdom Proverbs 10:21 – “The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of understanding.”
10They Speak Before They Listen Proverbs 18:13 – “He who gives an answer before he hears, it is folly and shame to him.”
11Fools 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.”
12And 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.”
13Nearly 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.”
14What will be their legacy? Proverbs 3:35 – “The wise will inherit honor, but fools display dishonor.”