Everybody Plays The Fool: Part 2
Yesterday we learned that a biblical fool does not believe in God. Today we will learn about another type of biblical fool. A person who does not have godly wisdom and does not seek after it is also considered a biblical fool.
In Proverbs 1:7, King Solomon says “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Fools hate knowledge. They don’t want to receive wisdom and they don’t want to seek after it. In Proverbs 23:9, we are advised “not speak to a fool, for he will scorn the wisdom of your words.”
Here are some characteristics of this type of fool:
“The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.” Proverbs 15:14
“A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.” Proverbs 18:2
“A discerning man keeps wisdom in view, but a fool's eyes wander to the ends of the earth.” Proverbs 17:24
“The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.” Proverbs 15:2