All the Attributes of a Fool Depicted in the Scriptures (by benaiah juma).
1.The Foolish do not believe God exists.
Some of the people who do not believe God exists are the atheists and agnostics. Such people often sin without fear of a future judgement. They believe they are just flesh without a soul, they do not realize there is life in the spirit which is beyond the physical human eyes. The foolish live like their is no God, there is no judgment, there is no accountability they live like they are their own little gods. Believing that God does not exist is foolishness because the nature proves the handy work of God. The heaven and the earth, the plants and the animals, our existence proves God exists. Everything that exists must be designed or created by somebody. Believing that God does not exist is the epitome of folly.
Psa14:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
2. A foolish person does not understand the Mighty works of God.
God is mighty and powerful and that is why the devil and his demons tremble at the name of Jesus Christ. God is the creator of everything that we see, both the crawling and the creeping things. If you look at the creation and its vastness you will agree with me that God is powerful. But a foolish person does not understand this, he does not give glory and tremble at the feet of our lord Jesus Christ.
Psa 92:5 O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.
Psa 92:6 A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.
3. A fool does not receive commandments.
Commandmens is griveous to a fool who is not ready to repent and forsake his wicked ways. Any form of commandments will not be received by a foolish person. The commandments of God keep the righteous from evil and safeguards his or her soul but a person who despises commandments will be destroyed. If you keep commandments of God you will be wise but if you reject God's commandments you will definitely perish.
Pro10:8 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.
4. Fools always utter slanderous remarks.
Anyone that speaks evil of another person falsely is a fool. We are advised by the word of God not to speak evil of another especially when it is not true. We should not hate one another and make pretence by lying lips. If your brother or sister offends you rebuke him frankly but do not conceal your grief with lying lips. Love your neighbour as you love your self and do not utter slanderous remarks.
Pro10:18 He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.
5. Sin is a game for a fool, to a fool there is nothing serious about sin.
The foolish do not understand that sin is serious and will land him or her and possiblly the people around him to the nether parts of the earth. When a sinner sins and is not corrected with the people around him or her, the lord will count the blood of the sinner to the people who knew the offence and did not correct him or her, therefore a fool is dangerous to his or her own soul as well as the soul of other people around him or her. To a a fool sin is a game and they think it is just one big abomination party here on earth. A fool does not understand that one day they will give account for their deeds here on earth to the creator.
Pro10:23 It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.
6. The deeds of a Fool are right in his or her own eyes.
When a foolish person does things that are shameful and stupid to him or her their is nothing wrong with them. He or she does not understand the impact of his or her deeds. Instead of blocking your eyes and ears from the truth, we are advised by the word of God to be listening to advice from God's word.
Pro12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
7. A foolish man is quick to get angry.
The word of God encourages us to be people who are slow to wrath and overlook trangressions and insults. When you display your rage and fury immediately after being insulted it portrays that you are destitute of wisdom and capable of doing shameful things that offend God. We are taught by Jesus Christ to ignore insults and prevent causing shame in a particular situation.
Pro12:16 A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.
8. A fool is confident in doing mischief.
A wise man realizes that their is danger and consequences of engaging or committing iniquity but a foolish person does not realize the consequences of engaging in vile behaviour. And even if they knew they would not care because they are foolish. A foolish person is bold and engages in iniquity without any form of fear or minding the consequences. A foolish person can and will engage in evil even after being warned.
Pro14:16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.
9. A fool despises his father and his mother’s instructions.
When you fail to hear the instructions given to you from your parents you are a fool. Instructions from parents most often times help us in life and leads us closer to God. When we obey our parents the lord is happy because it pleases him and it is one of his commandments that he gave us. If we obey our parents we will blessed with long life and we will be prosperous in what we do. Those people who often times disobey and disrespect their parents often time fall into calamities.
Pro15:5 A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
10. The speech of a foolish person displays foolishness.
When a foolish person speaks it shows how foolish and ignorant they really are. A foolish person will often utter foolish words because they are foolish. One can discern a foolish person based on their speech.
Pro17:7 Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.
11. A fool does not take heed to reproof.
Pro17:10 A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool
The word of God tells us that a fool does take correction easily. If you reprove a wise man he will love you and change from the error of his way. The ear of a fool does not take heed to good advice, a fools ears feeds on foolishness.
12. A fool does not desire to gain wisdom.
Wisdom or foolishness is a choice. The people who act stupid is because they hate wisdom and the people who act wisely is because they hate folly. Wisdom and foolishness is a choice. Jesus Christ told us that out of the heart proceeds foolishness. The foolish desire to be foolish and hate all form of wisdom. It is a choice that they have made to be foolish.
Pro17:16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?
13. A foolish person causes his parents grief.
Pro17:21 He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.
14. A foolish person will always be striving and his mouth will cause him or her to be beaten.
The word of God has always been discouraging us from striving. Strifes and contention are traits of foolish people. We should avoid debating and contending with people.
Pro18:6 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes
15. Fools are always contentious.
Pro20:3 It is an Honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.
16. Fools always despise wisdom.
Pro23:9 Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
17. Nothing can separate a foolish man from his folly.
Pro27:22 Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.
18. A foolish person is always full of many words.
Ecc5:3 For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words.
19. A fool gets wealth by wayward ways.
Jer17:11 As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.
20. A fool cares about worldly things in complete neglect for eternal life.
Luk12:20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
21. A fool possesses worldly wisdom
1Co3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
22. Every worker of iniquity is a fool.
Psa5:5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
23. All wicked people are foolish
Psa73:3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
24. Foolish people blaspheme the name of our lord and savior Jesus Christ.
Psa74:18 Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name.
25. A foolish person angers God daily.
Psa74:22 Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily.
26. Pride is associated with folly
Pro14:3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
27. A foolish person will often die before their time.
Ecc7:17 Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?
28. Foolish people are wise to do evil.
Jer4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
29. Foolish people do not know the way of the lord.
Jer5:4 Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the judgment of their God.
30. Foolish people are always without understanding.
Jer5:21 Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:
31. A foolish man does not put the words of the lord Jesus Christ into action.
Mat7:26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
32. Foolish people do not glorify God.
Rom1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
33. Foolish people do not obey the truth of our lord Jesus Christ.
Gal3:1 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?
34. Foolish people turn away from being Christians and join the world.
Gal3:3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?
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Author: Benaiah Juma.
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