Who Is A Fool? | Revival Day 4 |
According to the dictionary, a fool is someone who is silly and stupid.
If you fool someone you deceive or trick them. If you make a fool of something or yourself you behave in a way that makes you silly.
It is in this context that the Bible provides evidence of who is a fool.
- The belief of the fool. Ps. 141 “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.”
- His walk. Eccl 214 “The wise man’s eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all”
- His standing before God. Eccl. 54 “When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed” Ps. 55 “The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.”
- His eyes are in the ends of the earth. Prov. 1724 “Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.”
- His ears despise wisdom Prov. 239 “Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.”
- His mouth smother than oil Prov. 53 “For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:”
- His mouth near destruction Prov. 1014 “Wise men lay up knowledge:
but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.”
- His mouth in it a rod. Prov. 143 “In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.”
- His mouth poureth out foolishness. Prov. 152 “The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.”
- His mouth feeds on foolishness Prov. 1514 “The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.”
- His mouth is his destruction. Prov. 187 “A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.”
- His mouth calleth for strike. Prov. Prov. 186
- His lips enter into contention Prov. 186
- His lips swallow himself Eccl. 1012 “The words of a wise man’s mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.”
- His lips are the snare of his soul. Prov. 187
- His tongues flattereth prov. 624 “To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman. ”
- His tongue shall be cut off Prov. 1031 “The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.”
- His voice known by the multitude of words Ecc. 53 “For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool’s voice is known by multitude of words.”
- His neck is stiff Ps. 7545 “Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck.”
- His bosom, anger resteh there Ecc. 79 “Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.”
- His heart saith there is no God, Ps. 141 “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.”.
- His heart fretteth against the Lord, Prov. 19 3 “The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.”.
- His heart is in the house of mirth, Ecc. 74 “The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.”
- IIis heart is slow to believe, Luke 2425 “Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:”.
- His hands (passive) folded together, Ecc. 45 “The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh”.
- His hands (active) pluck down the house, Prov. 141,
- His back, a rod and stripes prepared for it, Prov. 1929 “Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.”.
- His feet go down to death, Prov. 55 “Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell”.
- His steps take hold on hell, Prov. 55
- His food is his own flesh, Ecc, 45 “The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh”.
- His foolishness is his food, Prov. 1514. “The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.”
- Fruit of his own way, Prov. 131 “Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.”.
- His own devices, Prov. 131.
- His food is his ashes, Isa, 4420 “He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?”.
HIS CHARACTER AND HIS WAY
- He says in his heart, NO GOD, Psa. 141.
- His way is right in his own eyes, Prov. 1215.
- He trusts his own heart, Prov. 2826.
- He is soon angry, Prov. 1417.
- He answereth a matter before hearing it, Prov. 1813.
- He uttereth slander; Prov. 1018.
- He uttereth all his mind, Prov. 19I7
- He enters into contention, Prov. 186
- He layeth up treasure for himself. He is not rich towards God, Luke 1221
- He builds his house on the sand, Matt. 726.
- He takes a lamp without oil, Matt. 253.
- He doubts resurrection, I Cor. 1536.
- He is slow of heart to believe, Luke 2425,
- He would be made perfect by the flesh, Gal. 33.
- He despiseth wisdom. Prov. 239
- He despiseth instruction, Prov. 17.
- He despiseth his father’s instruction, Prov. 155
- He despiseth his mother, Prov. 1520.
- He despiseth his own soul, Prov. 1532.
- Meddling, Prov. 203.
- He layeth open his folly, Prov. 1316.
- He saith to everyone he is a fool, Ecc 103.
- He hates knowledge, Prov.121.
- His abomination is to depart from evil, Prov. 1319.
- He reproacheth God daily, Psa.7422.
- He is clamorous, Prov. 913.
- He is simple Pro. 913.
- He knoweth nothing. Prov. 913.
- He poureth out foolishness, Prov 152.
- His father hath no joy, Prov. 1721.
- To him he is a grief, Prov. 1725.
- To him he is a calamity, Prov. 1913.
- To his mother he is a bitterness, Prov. 1725.
- To his mother he is heaviness, Prov. 101.
- To his companions he is destruction, Prov. 1320.
- To mock at sin, 149.
- Folly his joy, 1521.
- His laughter as the crackling of thorns under a pot. 76
- Mischief is his sport, 1023.
- Shame, Prov. 335.
- Prosperity shall destroy him,132. Prov. 2722, Prov. 1710
- He dies for want of wisdom, Prov. 1021.
- Thou fool this night thy soul shall be required of thee, Luke 1220.
- The great God shall reward him, 2610
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