Portraits from Proverbs (09)

Introduction

As we’ve seen, the fool is sure he is right. He also talks too much. Today, we’ll see one of the natural outgrowths of that combination.

Bible Reading

Pro 12:16 A fool’s wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.

Pro 14:17 He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.

Pro 19:3 The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.

The Fool and the Furious

With a big mouth and a heart swelling with pride, it shouldn’t surprise you to learn that the fool tends to have a bad temper. When people disagree with him, he’s quick to communicate their error to them. When they don’t see the wisdom of his rebuke, he gets angry.

Today’s last Bible passage uncovers another interesting twist to the fools anger. The leans on his own understanding, makes bad decisions, and experiences bitter consequences. The fool makes a mess of his life and, then, blames God for it.

What About You?

  • Are you often angry?
  • Are you angry with God because of the consequences of your own choices?

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