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Who is a Fool?

There are many references to fools in the Bible. To be foolish is different from being a fool. We all have done foolish things at one time or another. The Bible gives a description of a person who can be called a fool.

  1. Psalm 14:1 and 53:1 state, "The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God."
  2. Proverbs 1:7 states, "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction."
  3. Proverbs 11:29 states, "the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart."
  4. Proverbs 12:15 states, "The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that harkeneth unto counsel is wise."
  5. Proverbs 14:9 states, "Fools make a mock at sin..."
  6. Proverbs 14:16 states, "A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident."
  7. Proverbs 15:2 states, "The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness."
  8. Proverbs 15:5 states, "A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regarded reproof is prudent."
  9. Proverbs 29:11 states, "A fool uttered all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards."
  10. Eccl. 2:14 states, "The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness."
  11. Matthew 23:17 Jesus refers to fools as blind.
  12. Luke 24:25 Jesus says that fools are slow to hear and believe."O fools, and slow of heart to believe..."
  13. Luke 12:20 and worst of all, a fool is a loser. "But God said unto him, thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou has provided."
  14. Proverbs 10:8 states, "The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall."
  15. Proverbs 15:24 states, "The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath."

We find ourselves in the Bible, God's Holy Word and what I have given today is purely the Word of God without any commentary.


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