Nature of a Fool

Nature of a Fool

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?

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