7 Things the Bible Says about Fools

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Proverbs has a lot to say about wisdom, and it also has a lot to say about foolishness. See if anything on this list surprises you:

  1. A fool starts fights. (Proverbs 18:6)
  2. A fool is easily upset. (Proverbs 12:16)
  3. A fool believes everything he reads. (Proverbs 14:15)
  4. A fool loves to talk, but hates to listen. (Proverbs 18:2)
  5. A fool is fiercely independent. (Proverbs 28:26)
  6. A fool makes light of sin. (Proverbs 10:23)
  7. A fool hates their mama. (Proverbs 15:20)

I can always tell a fool, unless they’re hiding inside me. But Scripture—especially Proverbs—has a way of forcing me to confront uncomfortable truths. That’s why James said Scripture is like a mirror (James 1:22–25).

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Written by
Ray Deck III

Born in WV, Ray escaped to North Carolina at a young age. He came to Logos after an 8 year stint at a faith-based nonprofit in New York. When he is not assembling sequences of words, he’s probably running, surfing or shooting skeet, but you should probably go look for him. He has a terrible sense of direction and is probably lost.

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Written by Ray Deck III