Folly

There are some verses that I had never looked at as having distinct personal application for me, until the Lord began to open my eyes about it this past year.

And let me say that I’ve seen the Lord’s goodness through all this — he’s not cold, he’s so ever-loving.  He corrects in love!  I’ve felt his love, grace and mercy this past year, through the humbling…

The folly of being wise in one’s own eyes

  • “Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.” –Pr. 26:12
  • “The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.” –Pr. 12:15

The folly of rejecting correction

  • “He who heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.” –Pr. 10:17
  • “Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.” –Pr. 12:1
  • “He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.” –Pr. 13:18
  • “Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path; he who hates correction will die.” –Pr. 15:10
  • “He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise. He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding.” –Pr. 15:31-32
  • “A man who remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed–without remedy.” –Pr. 29:1

The folly of ignoring danger

  • “A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.” –Pr. 22:3 and Pr. 27:12

The evil of a prideful heart

  • “The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.” –Pr. 16:5
  • “…whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart, him will I not endure.” –Ps. 101:5
  • “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” –James 4:6

The importance of proper submission

  • “Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.’ Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” –1 Peter 5:5-6

(Scripture quotations are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society.)

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