The fourth stage of foolishness is the scorning fool. He is a mocker (Proverbs 21:24) who can’t even find wisdom (Proverbs 14:6). Consequently, he struggles to separate wise choices from foolish ones, causing dissension in organizations. This is due to the fact that he ignored all previous rebukes (Proverbs 9:7-8; 13:1). Thus, he must be removed from an organization in order for it to thrive (Proverbs 22:10).
The scorning fool even mocks God (Proverbs 14:9; 19:28). However, God takes direct opposition to the scorner in an effort to bring him back to wisdom: “He mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the humble” (Proverbs 3:34).
Is it a challenge for you to separate wise choices from foolish ones? Would anyone at work, home, or play say that you are the cause of organizational dissension? Do you feel like you are “kicking against the goads” (Acts 26:14) with God? If so, then you are behaving like a scorning fool. However, it’s not too late to soften your heart and turn to God.
For more, watch The Restoration Road with Mitch Kruse, Episode 7: A Fool’s Sin and the Restorer’s Grace
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