Proverbs 14

Proverbs 14:1-35

SUMMARY: Fool’s folly

OVERVIEWFools tear down, lash out, ignore counsel, deceive others, mock reconciliation, and are hotheads.

BIG IDEADon’t be a fool.

KEY VERSE: Proverb 14:12
There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.

If you want to find meaning in life, and if you want a sense of purpose and reason to live, seek me and my ways. Be overwhelmed with wonder and awe at who I am and how I love you. Lay a foundation of trust in me and my way, and you will experience life as I intended. 

Consider the alternative. Those who dismiss or ignore me live foolishly. A wise person builds, and a fool destroys. Fools lash out without thinking, with no consideration of their words or the negative impact they have on others. Fools are quick-tempered and explosive. The wise are slow to speak and consider how to rectify difficult situations. Fools think of themselves and how they can get ahead in life. But their constant pursuit of attaining more rots their bones. Contentment brings peace, and it will feed and fuel your soul. Trust me and my way. Follow me and learn to live.

Stay away from fools. Are there any people you need to avoid? Any plans you need to cancel? Who is someone you could reach out to and encourage that you usually would not?