Earmarks of a Fool Prov. 13: 19 B

Earmarks of a Fool Prov 13:19 B CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO

The earmarks of a fool are these.  Fools are:

Incorrigible – For one thing they not only refuse to depart from evil but they think it is abominable to do so – like the mayor of Las Vegas posing in Reader’s Digest with a show girl and a huge martini glass full of gin (his two favorite things) – it would be abominable for someone like that to pose with a Bible under his arms – yet he is a married man; he can’t have the show girl and the gin will inebriate him and then destroy him – it’s all vanity – the Bible, on the other hand, will save his life.

Agnostic – Ps 14:1 The fool hath said in his heart there is no God (atheist or agnostic) – after all of the evidence and all of the ways to find God they come up with nothing – they are fools.

Shameless [like homosexuals] – Prov 14:9 Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.  Mocking sin brought down Sodom and Gomorrah.

Self–righteous – Prov 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.

Proud – Prov 14:3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.  The proud fall and fall hard – it is better to humble yourself.

Angry – [quick trigger] Prov 14:16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.  (Prov 14:17)  He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.

Narcissistic – Prov 18:2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.  Narcissism is one of the elements of paranoid schizophrenia.  (Prov 28:26)  He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.

Fiscally irresponsible – Prov 21:20 There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.

Stupid – Prov 26:11 As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.  He never learns from his mistakes.