Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Watch Who You Are Calling a Fool - #3

Okay, how many made it through the day yesterday without being "April Fooled?" Not many make the whole day - and it is just in fun. Today, we will continue thinking about the biblical concepts of fool.

We have talked about simple fools (March 31) and steadfast fools (April 1), today let us consider the picture of the scorning fool. Proverbs 1:22 states - “How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? For scorners delight in their scorning, And fools hate knowledge." The word translated scorners is the Hebrew word luts and is used 27 times in the Bible. It carries the understanding of mocker, braggart, scorner.

A scorner is one who shows open contempt or disdain for a person or thing. They use derision on others. In the Scriptures, a scorner is one who shows abhorrence toward people and ideas that contradict his own erroneous conclusions. He expresses this disdain through derisive attitudes, behavior, and speech toward those who contradict his views.

Even though he may be desirous of wisdom, a scorner has no capacity to respond to it. A scorner does not understand wisdom, because he rejects any instruction from those around him.

We need to be careful, because we can become a scorner when we become unteachable. We need to insist on the truth that God provides in His Word, know that He is wisdom and will freely give wisdom (James 1:5-6 NKJV) to any who ask. We need to become lifelong learners in God's Word. Two things to do every day - Read your Bible and Pray.

Today, open your mind to God and His Word. As you read HIs Word today, ask Him to reveal His truth and teach you His ways.

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