Fools

I am in the book of Proverbs for my personal Bible reading for several days and I can’t help thinking about lots of current events as I read the book. Yesterday I shared some thoughts on wisdom, and I thought I might share a few verses and thoughts on being a fool. A fool doesn’t seem to realize that a good reputation takes years of faithful, consistent living to build, but only a few minutes to destroy. A fool greatly overestimates the value or influence of his words and actions when there is no character or honorable reputation to back them up. A fool has no depth of character to control his words and actions so he merely reacts to events. A fool forms opinions and values quickly and with little thought, but is convinced that they are always right.

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  1. Mike Wilde

    As I think about current technology and current events, the proverb that jumps out of the text for me is Proverbs 17:28, “Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.” Reminds me of that saying, “Never miss an opportunity to keep your mouth shut!”

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