Thursday, June 2, 2011


Do you know in Proverbs that the word "fool" is written about 84 times and it never is about a person with a diminished or lower mental capacity? It is always something that we humans could change, but don't!

The word "keseel" is one that makes wrong choices a lot. (Hebrew) "Nawbale" refers to a borish man with a mean disposition. Do you remember Abagail's husband? His name was Nabal and he was definitely a man with a mean, foolish disposition that lost everything including his life! Read the story of Abagail a beautiful story of God's love.

How many "keseel's" do you know? How many would you like to give a swift kick at times? Or the same is true of a nawbale???

Are we at times all considered foolish when we could just as easily shut our mouths and walk along? In Proverbs 20:3 we are told ~ Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor; only fools insist on quarreling. How often does a fight of words happen because someone just wants the last word? How often would we look rather wise if we just remained silent rather than shouting the last word and looking like a fool?

Then in Proverbs 21: 20 it says ~ The wise have wealth and luxury, but fools spend whatever they get. Oops, Solomon really likes stepping on toes. How many people like this do you know?

Indeed, Solomon was a wise man. We must all at times look like fools for this word to be talked about 84 times in the Proverbs. Read them for yourself and see if any of them apply to you. I am sorry to say that I was guilty of some of them. Bad choices that I could have changed, but perhaps I wanted that last word!

Sweet blessings,

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