Proverbs – Avoiding The Fool


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Your parents are concerned about who you hang out with for a reason: you become like those you spend the most time with.  If your friends are wise, you will become more wise.  If your friends are fools, you will become more foolish.  Solomon’s advice to his son was to avoid the fool.  He didn’t want to raise a teenager that would rather do evil than repent.  He didn’t want to raise a teenager that was addicted to being a screw up.  He didn’t want to raise a teenager that was obsessed with his own opinion and thought everyone else was always wrong.  He didn’t want to raise a teenager that was quick to fight.  He didn’t want to raise a teenager that kept making the same dumb choices again and again like a dog going back for sloppy seconds.  Avoiding the fool means you are making independent wise choices.  And that honors your parents.  But more importantly, that honors God because it shows you are starting to see the value in wisdom rather than foolishness.  You might get a cheap laugh here and there, but God is waiting to honor you.  Who you spend time with determines if the attention you get is instant or eternal.  So avoid the fool.

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