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“Fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7b   Occasionally acting foolish doesn’t make one a fool. However, Proverbs clearly describes the person whose life is a fool’s game. Throughout this book of wisdom, three different Hebrew words are translated, “fool.” Today’s verse isn’t talking about the dimwitted or the ruthless[...]

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“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,” Proverbs 1:7a   No phrase in Scripture is more misunderstood than, “fear of the Lord.” Living in fear of the Lord is very different than being afraid of Him. The phrase appears more in Proverbs than all the other books[...]

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“A wise man will hear and increase in learning, and a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,” Proverbs 1:5   Wisdom is often associated with old age. However, one doesn’t have to be old to be wise. Nor does one have to be young to be foolish. In Solomon’s[...]

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“To give prudence to the naive, to the youth knowledge and discretion” Proverbs 1:4   Wisdom and good judgment are in short supply today. Not only does foolish behavior thrive in our culture; it’s often celebrated. No book in the Bible talks more about wisdom and foolishness than Proverbs; the[...]

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