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Day 26 Proverbs Challenge: Ever Been A Fool?

by Tammy Phillips

Do not answer a fool according to his folly,

Lest you also be like him.

Answer a fool according to his folly,

Lest he be wise in his own eyes.

He who sends a message by the hand of a fool,

off his own feet and drinks violence.

Like the legs of the lame that hang limp,

Is a proverb in the mouth of fools.

Like one who binds a stone in a sling, Is he who gives honor to a fool.

Like a thorn that goes into the hand of a drunkard,

Is a proverb in the mouth of fools.

The great God who formed everything,

Gives the fool his hire and the transgressor his wages.

As a dog returns to his own vomit, So a fool repeats his folly.

Proverbs 26:4-11 (NKJV)

Proverb 26 makes several unflattering comments about fools, so I know being considered one is not good. According to Dictionary.com, one definition for fool is “a silly or stupid person; a person who lacks judgment or sense.”

The Bible is full of foolish people. Adam and Eve, who listened to a serpent, were fools (Genesis 3). The man whose debt was forgiven, but who would not extend mercy when he ran into the person indebted to him, was a fool (Matthew 18:21-34). Judas, Continue reading

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