Series Attributes of a fool Page 2 FOOLS CAN‘T CONTROL THEIR SPEECH. The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, but the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness ( Prov. 15:2 ; see 13:16). The fools speech is proud and know-it-all (14:3), and fools have a tendency to speak before they know what theyre saying or whats being discussed (18: 13). Do you see a man hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him (29:20 ). The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who heeds counsel is wise (12:15 ). You cant warn fools or tell them anything they need to know because they already know everything! Fools do a lot of talking, but they never really know what theyve talked about. The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall (10:8; see v. 10). The word translated prating means to babble and talk excessively and is related to the word prattle. Its much easier to talk about things than to hear Gods Word and obey it. As someone use to say to me, concerning a person we both knew. “ They sure do talk a good job.” That is about it. They are all about talking and more talking. Do you know anyone like this. If so the bible says they are fools. But if that isn’t bad enough, it is what they say that is so wrong. Lies and slander are what fools specialize in (10: 18), and the wise person wont stay around to listen (14:7-8).The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, but the heart of the fool does not do so (15:7 ). Excellent speech is not becoming to a fool (17:7 ). All of us must be careful what kind of conversation we listen to, because Jesus said, Take heed what you hear (Mark 4:24). Furthermore, when fools are speaking, what they say could start a fight! (18:6-7) Fools words get them into constant quarrels. The mouths of fools are their ruin, and their lips a snare to themselves. If they would just keep their mouths shut but they can’t . Something inside of them forbids them to keep quiet. Do you know any fools? Have you ever met one?
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