What The Bible Says About A Wise Man And A Fool!


So we have discovered that the Word of God is a sharp two-edged sword, one side to bless, the other side to bring judgment, and as we proceed on we will uncover more revelations that will enable us to use this power wisely. Let us look at the book of Proverbs.

Proverbs|1:1 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; doesn’t say much to read it with the nature understanding does it? But when we read it by the Spirit it reads: The proverbs (saying to make one wise and superior) of Soloman (Soloman-Spirit of peace and peaceful) the Son of David (Son-seed, David-Loving), the king ( king- he is ruling in the spiritual Israel) of Israel (Israel- he shall rule as God!)
The proverbs are spiritual directions to “the Son”, for you and I as we study the proverbs. These directions are given by the Holy Ghost that will produce in us, “the Spirit of Love and peace” plus give us understanding in the things we, see, hear, feel, and touch.
That was the first verse in the first chapter of Proverbs. The next four verses tell us what the proverbs are for.
Proverbs|1:2 “To know” wisdom and instruction; “to perceive” the words of understanding;
Proverbs|1:3 “To receive” the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
Proverbs|1:4 “To give subtlety to the simple”, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
Verse 1:2 The proverbs are given to us to know wisdom and instruction. They are also given that we might “ perceive” the words of understanding.
Verse 1:3 The proverbs are given that we might “receive” the instruction of wisdom, justice, judgment, and equity.
Verse 1:4 the proverbs are given that we might have substance, knowledge, and discretion.
The things listed in verses two thru four are spiritual words different from natural words. The word “know” is to know as God knows. The word “perceive” is the spirit speaking to you according to God’s perfect will. The word “receive” pertains to receiving God’s wisdom, God’s justice, God’s judgment, and treating everyone as God would treat you.
If you really want to do right and be righteous, God will open all the doors for you that you might understand his will, but on the other hand if the intent of your heart isn’t right, God will not allow you to see the truth, and by not knowing the truth and not being able to manifest it, you will manifest the opposite of the truth, that true believers might see.
Verse five tells us, a wise man will hear, and will increase learning. If you want to be wise like God, you have to be willing to change what you believe and what you are, because what you believe hasn’t been proven as truth, therefore it is not faith, but once you have had God teach you what’s right from what’s wrong, then that is faith.
It tells us in Hebrews 11:6
Hebrews|11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
And in Romans 10:17
Romans|10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Or, it can be said this way, being able to hear by the Spirit comes as you study with a pure heart, and believe the word of God, Once you have “Spiritual ears” to hear by the Spirit, then as you study the word of God, God will teach you that you might have faith in what he said in his word. Again, “hearing” is a spiritual word that pertains to your spiritual senses.
Verse 6 If you will note, as you looked at the beginning of each verse you will see that part of the proverbs are given that you might, know, perceive, receive, to give understanding.
Proverbs|1:6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. The first ten chapters of Proverbs are for the purpose of instructions on how to “learn”, or, how to hear by the Spirit. In proverbs 8:12 it tells us something about how God wrote the Proverbs.
Proverbs|8:12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, “and find out knowledge of witty inventions”.
Wisdom only lives with them that apply wisdom to their lives. This is prudence. It also tells us that we find out knowledge by “witty invention”. What is witty invention? Witty invention is like a puzzle, or a riddle. Example. What is black and white and read all over? A newspaper. Another example milk in the word of God is not milk like we know it but milk is what a new Christians needs to grow in the Spirit, so in writing the Bible God has given us important understandings that has to take place before anything else can happen. And this is the importance of Proverbs 1:7.
Proverbs|1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
What does it tell us here? It tells us that we must has a fear of what God will do to us if we do not find out what sin is and stop doing it. The whole Old Testament is for the purpose of showing us what God did to His people because they would not heed his warning about sin. What is sin? To understand that question we must see what sin is not. God the Father, and Jesus Christ are without sin, so anything that is not like God and Jesus Christ is Sin.
The second part of verse six tells us, but a “fool” despises wisdom and instruction. Here is our first lesson in discernment. How do we recognize a wise man or a fool? A wise man will hear what God has to say and will increase in knowledge, but a fool despises God’s wisdom and instruction. Lets look at some other scriptures that pertain to a fool and a wise man.
Proverbs|10:8 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall. (A wise man will receive commandments, a fool won’t!)
Proverbs|10:18 He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool. (If you lie, or slander someone, you are considered a fool.)
Proverbs|10:23 It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom. (Playing tricks on people is a sign of a fool.)
Proverbs|11:29 He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart. (If you sow discord, it will come back to you.)
Proverbs|12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise. (If you don’t know God’s word, your leaning to your own understanding.)
Proverbs|12:16 A fool’s wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame. (A fool shames people to make himself look good, but a wise man will not shame you).
Proverbs|13:16 Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly. (A fool does not think before he talks.)
Proverbs|14:16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident. (A fool does not see the wrong in his doing.)
Proverbs|15:5 A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent. (A fool despises being told what to do.)
Proverbs|17:7 Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince. (A fool does not care what the bible says.)
Proverbs|17:10 A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool. (A fool is unaware of the demons in him.)
Proverbs|17:12 Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly. (The wrath of a fool is worse then a momma bear if you try to take her cub.)
Proverbs|17:16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it? (The heart of a fool desires to see only good times.)
Proverbs|17:24 Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth. (A fool does not think it will happen to him.)
Proverbs|17:25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, and
bitterness to her that bare him.
Proverbs|18:2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.
Proverbs|19:1 Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. (A fool has perverse lips.)
Proverbs|19:10 Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes. (Delight is a trace of a wise man.)
Proverbs|20:3 It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling. ( A fool will meddle in other peoples business.)
Proverbs|23:9 Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words. (Reprove a fool and he will hate you.)
Proverbs|26:1 As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool. ( Honour is a trace of a wise man.)
Proverbs|26:2 As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come. (Bad things happen because we done things against God’s laws.)
Proverbs|26:3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool’s back. (The reward of a fool.)
Proverbs|26:4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. (Do not answer a fool with a foolish answer, or you will be a fool yourself.)
Proverbs|26:5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
Proverbs|26:6 He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.
Proverbs|26:7 The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
Proverbs|26:8 As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he
that giveth honour to a fool.
Proverbs|26:9 As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
Proverbs|26:10 The great God that formed all things both
rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.
Proverbs|26:11 As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool
returneth to his folly.
Proverbs|26:12 Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
Proverbs|26:18 As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,
Proverbs|26:19 So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?
Proverbs|27:22 Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.
Proverbs|28:26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
Proverbs|29:11 A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man
keepeth it in till afterwards.
Proverbs|10:1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.
Proverbs|10:14 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.
Proverbs|14:3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
Proverbs|14:7 Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.
Proverbs|14:8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.
Proverbs|15:7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
Proverbs|15:20 A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.
Proverbs|15:21 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.
Proverbs|21:21 He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
Proverbs|29:9 If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man,
whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.

We have looked at what the Proverbs say about a fool now let us look at what it says about a wise man.
Proverbs|3:7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
Proverbs|3:35 The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.
Proverbs|6:6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
Proverbs|8:33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.
Proverbs|9:8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
Proverbs|9:9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
Proverbs|9:12 If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.
Proverbs|10:1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.
Proverbs|10:5 He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.
Proverbs|10:8 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.
Proverbs|10:14 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.
Proverbs|10:19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
Proverbs|12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
Proverbs|12:18 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a
sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.
Proverbs|13:1 A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.
Proverbs|13:14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to
depart from the snares of death.
Proverbs|13:20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Proverbs|14:1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.
Proverbs|14:2 He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.
Proverbs|14:16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.
Proverbs|14:24 The crown of the wise is their riches: but the
foolishness of fools is folly.
Proverbs|14:35 The king’s favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.
Proverbs|15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
Proverbs|15:2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
Proverbs|15:12 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.
Proverbs|15:21 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.
Proverbs|15:24 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.
Proverbs|15:31 The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.
Proverbs|16:14 The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.
Proverbs|16:21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.
Proverbs|16:23 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.
Proverbs|16:25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Proverbs|17:2 A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.
Proverbs|17:10 A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.
Proverbs|17:28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
Proverbs|18:15 The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
Proverbs|19:20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
Proverbs|20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and
whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
Proverbs|21:11 When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
Proverbs|21:20 There is treasure to be desired and oil in the
dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.
Proverbs|21:18 The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright
Proverbs|24:1 Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.
Proverbs|24:2 For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.
Proverbs|24:3 Through wisdom is an house builded; and by
understanding it is established:
Proverbs|24:4 And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
Proverbs|24:5 A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.
Proverbs|24:6 For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety.
Proverbs|24:7 Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.
Proverbs|24:8 He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person.
Proverbs|24:9 The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.
Proverbs|24:10 If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.
Proverbs|24:23 These things also belong to the wise. It is
not good to have respect of persons in judgment.
Proverbs|24:24 He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:
Proverbs|24:25 But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them.
Proverbs|24:26 Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer.
Proverbs|24:27 Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for
thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.
Proverbs|24:28 Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive not with thy lips.
Proverbs|24:29 Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work.
Proverbs|28:7 Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.
Proverbs|29:8 Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.


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I am 68 years young and am a believer in Jesus Christ as the scriptures teaches. I was saved, and recieved the Holy Ghost when I was twelve years old, but when I turned thirty-five years old my world fell apart and I called out WHY GOD? The Lord lead me to start reading the Bible, (King James Verison 1611) and He showed me as I studied in the Word of God, this is why, this is why, this is why. From that time on I was studying the word of God sometimes ten and twelve hours a day plus praying and fasting. Love God, writing, Photography, Music, guitar, people, science, travel, teaching the word of God, life!
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