You Fool

The book of Proverbs in the Old Testament has a lot to say about wisdom and how to get it. It also has a lot to say about being a fool, how you become a fool, what fools do, and the consequences in this life for being a fool. Here are a few of the many verses in the book of Proverbs that describe a fool.

Proverbs 3:35 But fools display dishonor.

Proverbs 1:7 Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 10:8 But a babbling fool will be ruined.

Proverbs 10:18 And he who spreads slander is a fool.

Proverbs 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.

Proverbs 13:20 He who walks with wise men will be wise,
But the companion of fools will suffer harm.

Proverbs 14:9 Fools mock at sin,

Proverbs 14:16 But a fool is arrogant and careless.

Proverbs 15:2 But the mouth of fools spouts folly.

Proverbs 18:2 A fool does not delight in understanding,
But only in revealing his own mind.

Proverbs 18:7 A fool’s mouth is his ruin,
And his lips are the snare of his soul.

Proverbs 20:3 Keeping away from strife is an honor for a man,
But any fool will quarrel.

Proverbs 28:26 He who trusts in his own heart is a fool,

I read one chapter in Proverbs every day and because there are 31 chapters in Proverbs I get through it every month. As I read I highlight in a variety of colors different topics in Proverbs. I have a color for wisdom, for the mouth and the tongue, for diligence and laziness, a color for finances, for anger, and for fools and scoffers, and that is six colors, all my Bible App has!

When I start acting or talking like a fool verses start popping into my mind that are very effective in getting me to stop what I am doing and think. There isn’t much worse than an old fool.

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