Folly, Effects Of
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The fear of the Lord
is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and discipline.
He said to mankind,
“The fear of the Lord is this: wisdom.
And to turn from evil is understanding.”
A Portrait of SinnersFor the choir director. Davidic. The fool says in his heart, “God does not exist.”
They are corrupt; they do vile deeds.
There is no one who does good.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
all who follow His instructions have good insight.
His praise endures forever.
Wisdom calls out in the street;
she raises her voice in the public squares. She cries out above the commotion;
she speaks at the entrance of the city gates: “How long, foolish ones, will you love ignorance?
How long will you mockers enjoy mocking
and you fools hate knowledge?read more.
If you respond to my warning,
then I will pour out my spirit on you
and teach you my words. Since I called out and you refused,
extended my hand and no one paid attention, since you neglected all my counsel
and did not accept my correction, I, in turn, will laugh at your calamity.
I will mock when terror strikes you, when terror strikes you like a storm
and your calamity comes like a whirlwind,
when trouble and stress overcome you.
But the Lord said to him: “Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and evil. Fools! Didn’t He who made the outside make the inside too?
For though they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God or show gratitude. Instead, their thinking became nonsense, and their senseless minds were darkened.
But avoid foolish debates, genealogies, quarrels, and disputes about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.
you foolish and senseless people.
They have eyes, but they don’t see.
They have ears, but they don’t hear. Do you not fear Me?
This is the Lord’s declaration.
Do you not tremble before Me,
the One who set the sand as the boundary of the sea,
an enduring barrier that it cannot cross?
The waves surge, but they cannot prevail.
They roar but cannot pass over it. But these people have stubborn and rebellious hearts.
They have turned aside and have gone away.read more.
They have not said to themselves,
‘Let’s fear the Lord our God,
who gives the rain, both early and late, in its season,
who guarantees to us the fixed weeks of the harvest.’ Your guilty acts have diverted these things from you.
Your sins have withheld My bounty from you,
The one who trusts in himself is a fool,
but one who walks in wisdom will be safe.
Anyone trusting in his riches will fall,
but the righteous will flourish like foliage.
A fool’s way is right in his own eyes,
but whoever listens to counsel is wise.
There is a way that seems right to a man,
but its end is the way to death.
“But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life is demanded of you. And the things you have prepared—whose will they be?’
I saw among the inexperienced,
I noticed among the youths,
a young man lacking sense. Crossing the street near her corner,
he strolled down the road to her house at twilight, in the evening,
in the dark of the night.read more.
A woman came to meet him
dressed like a prostitute,
having a hidden agenda. She is loud and defiant;
her feet do not stay at home. Now in the street, now in the squares,
she lurks at every corner. She grabs him and kisses him;
she brazenly says to him, “I’ve made fellowship offerings;
today I’ve fulfilled my vows. So I came out to meet you,
to search for you, and I’ve found you. I’ve spread coverings on my bed—
richly colored linen from Egypt. I’ve perfumed my bed
with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. Come, let’s drink deeply of lovemaking until morning.
Let’s feast on each other’s love! My husband isn’t home;
he went on a long journey. He took a bag of money with him
and will come home at the time of the full moon.” She seduces him with her persistent pleading;
she lures with her flattering talk. He follows her impulsively
like an ox going to the slaughter,
like a deer bounding toward a trap until an arrow pierces its liver,
like a bird darting into a snare—
he doesn’t know it will cost him his life.
The woman Folly is rowdy;
she is gullible and knows nothing. She sits by the doorway of her house,
on a seat at the highest point of the city, calling to those who pass by,
who go straight ahead on their paths:read more.
“Whoever is inexperienced, enter here!”
To the one who lacks sense, she says, “Stolen water is sweet,
and bread eaten secretly is tasty!” But he doesn’t know that the departed spirits are there,
that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.
But those who want to be rich fall into temptation, a trap, and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge people into ruin and destruction.
The wise will be put to shame;
they will be dismayed and snared.
They have rejected the word of the Lord,
so what wisdom do they really have?
A foolish son is grief to his father
and bitterness to the one who bore him.
Solomon’s proverbs:A wise son brings joy to his father,
but a foolish son, heartache to his mother.
A wise son brings joy to his father,
but a foolish man despises his mother.
A road will be there and a way;
it will be called the Holy Way.
The unclean will not travel on it,
but it will be for the one who walks the path.
Even the fool will not go astray.
“When they had gone to buy some, the groom arrived. Then those who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet, and the door was shut. “Later the rest of the virgins also came and said, ‘Master, master, open up for us!’ “But he replied, ‘I assure you: I do not know you!’
Now take seven bulls and seven rams, go to My servant Job, and offer a burnt offering for yourselves. Then My servant Job will pray for you. I will surely accept his prayer and not deal with you as your folly deserves. For you have not spoken the truth about Me, as My servant Job has.”
For we too were once foolish, disobedient, deceived, enslaved by various passions and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, detesting one another. But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love
for mankind appeared, He saved us—
not by works of righteousness that we had done,
but according to His mercy,
through the washing of regeneration
and renewal by the Holy Spirit.
Foolishness is tangled up in the heart of a youth;
the rod of discipline will drive it away from him.
A rod of correction imparts wisdom,
but a youth left to himself
is a disgrace to his mother.
an instructor of the ignorant, a teacher of the immature, having the full expression of knowledge and truth in the law—
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