There are people who consider themselves as wise. Proverbs state that there is more hope for a fool that self-declared wise. (Proverbs 26:12) Fools think that there is no god, because they consider themselves as gods. (Psalms 14:1) There are four aspects of fool. (Proverbs 26:7-11)
1) Wisdom and fool: Teaching wisdom to fools does not bring desired result. Like lame man’s legs, wisdom given to fool is useless. That person cannot understand or apply wisdom. Instead, like a thorn that pierces, it harms the fools. Fools are also like drunkard, not operating with full application of mind, but always in a dizzy mood. Lord Jesus warned not to give pearls to swine, for they cannot value it, instead they may trample and harm one who gives. (Matthew 7:6)
2) Honour and fool: Giving honour to a fool is dangerous. A stone is placed in a sling, made of cloth or leather to hold it. It is not bound so it must be carefully used at target. However, if a good or righteous person gives honour to a fool, it is like stone hitting at the sling-user. When trees made bramble or thistle their king, which Olive, fig, and vine trees rejected, the trees were oppressed according to parable of Jotham. (Judges 9:8-15)
3) Harm and fool: In some places, frustrated individuals using a machine gun shoot dead many in public places. Hiring a fool, is like hiring such mad person. Representing the boss, they will defame him and bring disrepute to the organization. They are always a disgrace to family.
4)Repetition and fool: Never learning, fools always repeat the mistakes. Believers who have left the worldly desires of flesh, if they return are like dogs that return to its vomit. (II Peter 2:22)
The gospel is the power of salvation for all who believe, as wise Greeks and sign-seeking Jews stumble. We may be fools in the sight of world for following Lord Jesus Christ, but believers experience power and wisdom of God. (I Corinthians 1:21-25, 4:10)
Am I in Christ to become wise?