April Scripture: Proverbs 12:15-16

Hey everyone! It’s time for the first post in April! As you know, April 1st was April Fool’s Day, so I decided to open this month up with a Scripture verse from my Bible reading today, Proverbs 12:15-16, which talks about fools.

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Proverbs 12:15-16 says, “Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to others. A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted.”

There are so many Scriptures throughout the Bible which support these statements. For example, Proverbs 11:14 says, “Without wise leadership, a nation falls; there is safety in having many advisers.” Just like the nation will fall if fools are left in charge, so will a man if he refuses to listen to wise counsel.

Likewise, another characteristic of a fool is anger. Ecclesiastes 7:9 says, “Control your temper, for anger labels you a fool.”

Someone could be trying to offer wise advise to someone, but if that person is a fool, he will take insult to it and grow offended. They might think the other person is trying to rub their imaginary superiority in their face, or thinks they’re stupid or a kid. Then they’ll completely miss whatever it is they could have learned.

A wise person, on the other hand, will listen to others. And even if someone is trying to demean them by acting like a know-it-all, the wise individual will remain calm and treat that individual as God would have them to treat him: with love and compassion.

Which person would you rather be?

God bless you all, and have a wonderful rest of your week! ~ Kay Adelin

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