Folly, Effects Of
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The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
He has commanded mankind: "To fear the Lord that is wisdom; to move away from evil that is understanding.'"
Fools say to themselves, "There is no God." They are corrupt and commit evil deeds; not one of them practices what is good.
Let me listen to what God, the LORD, says; for the LORD will promise peace to his people, to his holy ones; may they not return to foolishness.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; sound understanding belongs to those who practice it. Praise of God endures forever.
Wisdom cries out in the street; she raises her voice in the public squares. She calls out at the busiest part of the noisy streets, and at the entrance to the gates of the city she utters her words: "You naive ones, how long will you love naivety And how long will scoffers delight in scoffing or fools hate knowledge?"read more.
Return to my correction! Look, I will pour out my spirit on you, and I will make my words known to you. "Because I called out to you and you refused to respond I appealed, but no one paid attention because you neglected all my advice and did not want my correction, I will laugh at your calamity. I will mock when what you fear comes, when what you dread comes like a storm, and your calamity comes on like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you.
But the Lord told him, "Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but on the inside you are full of greed and evil. You fools! The one who made the outside made the inside, too, didn't he?
For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him. Instead, their thoughts turned to worthless things, and their senseless hearts were darkened.
Do not have anything to do with foolish and stupid discussions, because you know they breed arguments.
But avoid foolish controversies, arguments about genealogies, quarrels, and fights about the Law. These things are useless and worthless.
"Hear this, you foolish and stupid people: They have eyes, but don't see; they have ears, but don't hear. "You don't fear me, do you?' declares the LORD. "You don't tremble before me, do you? I'm the one who put the sand as a boundary for the sea, a perpetual barrier that it cannot cross. Though the waves toss, they cannot prevail against it, though they roar, they cannot cross it.' But these people have stubborn and rebellious hearts. They have turned aside and have gone away.read more.
They don't say to themselves, "Let's fear the LORD our God, who gives rain in its season, both the autumn and the spring rain. He sets aside for us the weeks appointed for the harvest.' Your iniquities have turned these things away, and your sins have held back from you what is good.
Whoever trusts in himself is foolish, but whoever lives wisely will be kept safe.
The person who trusts in his wealth will fall, but the righteous will flourish like green leaves.
The lifestyle of the fool is right in his own opinion, but wise is the man who listens to advice.
There is a pathway that seems right to a man, but in the end it's a road to death.
But God told him, "You fool! This very night your life will be demanded back from you. Now who will get the things you've accumulated?'
and I noticed among the naive that is, I discerned among the youths a senseless young man. Proceeding down the street near her corner, he makes his way toward her house at twilight, during the evening, even during the darkest part of the night.read more.
Look! A woman makes her way to meet him, dressed as a prostitute and intending to entrap him. She is brazen and defiant her feet don't remain at home. Now she is in the street, now in the plazas, she lurks near every corner. So she grabs hold of him and kisses him, with a brazen face she speaks to him, "I have given my peace offerings, and today I fulfilled my vows. Therefore, I've come out to meet you, I've looked just for you, and I found you! I've decorated my bed with new coverings embroidered linen from Egypt. I've perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. Come, let's make love until dawn; let's comfort ourselves with love, because my husband isn't home. He left on a long trip. He took a fist full of cash and he'll return home in a month." She leads him astray with great persuasion; with flattering lips she seduces him. All of a sudden he follows her like an ox fit for slaughter or like a fool fit for a trap until an arrow pierces his liver. As a bird darts into a snare, he doesn't realize his fatal decision.
The foolish woman is loud, undisciplined, and without knowledge. She sits at the entrance of her house, on a seat high above the city. She calls out to those passing by on the road, who are minding their own business,read more.
"Whoever is naive, turn in here!" And to anyone lacking sense, she says, "Stolen waters are sweet, and food eaten in secret is delicious." But he does not realize that the dead lurk there, and her invited guests wind up in the depths of Sheol.
But people who want to get rich keep toppling into temptation and are trapped by many stupid and harmful desires that plunge them into destruction and ruin.
The wise men will be put to shame. They'll be dismayed and taken captive. Look, they have rejected the message from the LORD! So what kind of wisdom do they have?
A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to his mother.
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grieves his mother.
A wise son makes a father glad, but a foolish man despises his mother.
"A highway will be there yes, there and people will call it "The Holy Way'. As for unclean people, they will not journey on it, but it will be for whomever is traveling on that Way not even fools will get lost.
"While they were away buying it, the groom arrived. Those who were ready went with him into the wedding banquet, and the door was closed. Later, the other bridesmaids arrived and said, "Lord, lord, open up for us!' "But he replied, "I tell all of you with certainty, I don't know you!'
So take seven bulls and seven rams and bring them to my servant Job. And bring a whole burnt offering for yourselves and my servant Job will pray for you. I'll encourage him by not responding as your disgraceful folly deserves, since you didn't speak about me correctly as did my servant Job."
After all, we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, and misled. We were slaves to many kinds of lusts and pleasures, spending our days in malice and jealousy. We were despised, and we hated one another. In grace our Savior God appeared, to make his love for mankind clear. "Twas not for deeds that we had done, but by his steadfast love alone, he saved us through a second birth, renewed us by the Spirit's work,
A child's heart has a tendency to do wrong, but the rod of discipline removes it far away from him.
The rod and rebuke bestow wisdom, but an undisciplined child brings shame to his mother.
an instructor of ignorant people, and a teacher of infants because you have the full content of knowledge and truth in the Law
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