Sunday, April 1, 2012

April Fools' Day and the Book of Proverbs

The book of Proverbs uses the word "fool" forty-three different times. This is by far the most in the bible (the book of Ecclesiastes comes in a distant second place with thirteen uses). On this April Fools' Day, Proverbs gives us many healthy reminders that living for God is wise, while rejection of him for the things of the world is foolish.

Some of the forty-three excerpts from Proverbs:

"The wise of heart will receive commandments, but a babbling fool will come to ruin." Proverbs 10:8

"Doing wrong is like a joke to a fool, but wisdom is pleasure to a man of understanding." 10:23

"A rebuke goes deeper into a man of understanding than a hundred blows into a fool." 17:10

"A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion." 18:2

"Like a dog that returns to his vomit is a fool who repeats his folly." 26:11

"A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back." 29:11

I encourage you to read them all.

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