Wise Men and Fools

The biblical difference between the wise and the fools.

June 19, 2019

It is sometimes necessary to be hurt by a friend in order to be helped—isn't this what a doctor does when we are sick?

"Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful."

Proverbs 27:6

April 30, 2019

A wise man shares his wealth of knowledge with others.

"The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so."

Proverbs 15:7

April 29, 2019

A wise man listens and learns.

"The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise."

Proverbs 15:31

April 28, 2019

Who is better, a poor man who is honest, or a rich man who is a crook?

"Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool."

Proverbs 19:1

April 27, 2019

A wise man is not fooled by the deception of alcohol.

"Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise."

Proverbs 20:1

April 26, 2019

A fool is not known for his exceptional talking.

"Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince."

Proverbs 17:7

April 25, 2019

A wise man is more interested in God's wisdom than he is in riches.

"How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!"

Proverbs 16:16

April 24, 2019

The man of wisdom is slow to offer an opinion.

"A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards."

Proverbs 29:11

April 23, 2019

A wise man knows that quarrels are argued by proud men—he is willing to yield.

"Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom."

Proverbs 13:10

April 22, 2019

A fool is confident and believes what he thinks in his own heart.

"He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered."

Proverbs 28:26