Bible Verses & Quotes about Fools and Foolish Words
Proverbs 18:21, ESV Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits. Related: Bible Verses about the Power of Words
Proverbs 18:7, ESV A fool’s mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to his soul.
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Foolish Words ~ Quotes & Encouraging Words
I wanted to share this with you…it made me smile and also made me think. I was at the Doctor’s for a routine appointment with the kids. While we were waiting to be called in, I started flipping through a book I had taken with me – “Foolish Words – The most stupid words ever spoken”. It is full of interesting and foolish words – quotes by famous and infamous people alike. It is simply hilarious – too many funny foolish words & quotes in there:).
This quote by a Colonel (Reserve Officer Training Corps) caught my eye:
“We don’t necessarily discriminate. We simply exclude certain types of people.”
And this one, said by someone caught committing a crime:
“I haven’t committed a crime. What I did was fail to comply with the law”.
These folks had really convinced themselves that they were justified in what they were doing just because they gave it another name or description that did not sound that bad. This extremely faulty (and foolish) reasoning is pretty obvious to everyone except them.
It’s really silly, but it made me think. I figured, well I’m at the doctor’s office – I might as well give myself a check up too! I wondered if there were times I also did this without realizing (or without choosing to realize) that I was actually doing pretty much the same thing described above.
Are there certain things I do…knowing deep down that I should know better..but just because I give something a different name or description or some kind of justification… I am able to convince myself that it’s ok or not that big a deal? I gave it some more thought, and some things definitely came to mind!
Today, I am reminded to give myself a check up every so often… to make sure I am never telling myself (or others) foolish words that sound very wise to my own ears, and my own ears alone! It’s true…. “the eye sees not itself”! The Holy Spirit (often via our conscience) will prompt us when we are about to err, or when we have erred, if we pause and listen. May we always remember that “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”!
Bible Verses & Scripture Quotes about Fools and Foolish Words
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Proverbs 18:2, ESV A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.
Proverbs 17:28, ESV Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent. More: A Time to be Silent and A Time to Speak
Proverbs 26:19, ESV Is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, “I am only joking!”
Proverbs 18:6, ESV A fool’s lips walk into a fight, and his mouth invites a beating.
Proverbs 10:23, ESV Doing wrong is like a joke to a fool, but wisdom is pleasure to a man of understanding.
Proverbs 29:11, ESV A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.
Proverbs 1:7, ESV The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 9:10, ESV The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
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