Beware of thinking you are wise. 10.12.10 & 3.5.12

by Aaron K.

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Beware of thinking you are wise. 10.12.10 & 3.5.12

As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his foolishness. There is more hope for fools than for people who think they are wise. Proverbs 26:11,12

The warnings for the fool don’t get much worse, ultimately comparing a fool to a dog who eats it’s own vomit. You would think that is as bad as it can get, yet God says there is more hope for that fool than a man who thinks he is wise. When we think we are wise, we believe ourselves to be a know-it-all. Perhaps the greatest measuring stick of this heart condition is teachability. People who think themselves to be wise are no longer teachable, while the wise man realizes he always has something to learn. Action. My sons, true wisdom is found in a heart that is hungry for knowledge, the true fool is the man who thinks he is wise having nothing else to learn being driven by pride and the need to always be right.