Mark the Foolish
If a man contends with a foolish man, whether the fool rages or laughs, there is no peace.
Have you ever run into people who cannot be reasoned with? They either are silly or angry in their responses. No matter how hard you attempt to communicate logically with them, you end the discussion bewildered. The reason being is that there is no truth in a foolish man. His questions as well as his answers are lies. You cannot answer a lying question. Nor can you ever trust a liar. If you walk away from a situation without peace, you can more than be sure than someone in that conversation is a fool. Just make sure that it is not you. If you find yourself consistently raging or laughing at life’s encounters, you may be a fool. If so, turn from your foolishness. If you confront a fool, quickly turn from him. Remember, there is no peace with a foolish man. He will either rage or laugh. Avoid him.
Text For The DayProverbs 29:9: If a man contends with a foolish man, whether the fool rages or laughs, there is no peace.
Thought For The Day“You are not a fool just because you have done something foolish—only if the folly of it escapes you.” Jim Fiebig, Quotes form Jim Fiebig.
Questions To Ponder
Does God contend with the foolish, if so, how?
How do you contend with the foolish?
Have you ever been the foolish man with whom others have contended?
Morning Study GuideDefining: “Foolishness”: Godlessness, unrighteousness, and the belief that there is no God.
Referencing: “Go from the presence of a foolish man,” Proverbs 14:7.
Applying: Love the foolish man (share the love of God with him), but have no association with him. For there is only One who can rid the foolish of their foolishness: Christ.