Dealing with fools
By Ivan Ho 28 Feb 2017
As snow in summer and rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.
Like a flitting sparrow, like a flying swallow, so a curse without cause shall not alight. A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the fool’s back.
Do not answer a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.
He who sends a message by the hand of a fool cuts off his own feet and drinks violence.
Like the legs of the lame that hang limp Is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
Like one who binds a stone in a sling is he who gives honor to a fool.
Like a thorn that goes into the hand of a drunkard is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
The great God who formed everything gives the fool his hire and the transgressor his wages.
As a dog returns to his own vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.
Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Proverbs 26:1-12 NKJV
Words of wisdom:
There are fools who will wise up and disqualify themselves as fools but there are stubborn fools who are quite hopeless.
A hopeless fool is wise in his own eyes, one who continues being foolish, repeating his own folly. Because he thinks he is wise, he sees no need to change his foolish ways. Even if he is given words of wisdom, it is no use to him because he just doesn’t get it. Do not even answer a fool according to his folly or else you make yourself an idiot. It is best to leave a hopeless fool alone in the mercy of God.
He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will be destroyed.
Proverbs 13:20 NKJV