Reading the Word
“Like a lame man’s legs, which hang useless, is a proverb in the mouth of fools.” (Proverbs 26:7, ESV)
Understanding and Applying the Word
A proverb is a saying that teaches wisdom. A fool is one who refuses to learn. You can pass a proverb along to a fool, but it is useless because the fool will not learn from it. They may speak it, but they will not act on it.
The Book of Proverbs is a wisdom book. It is meant to teach us how to live better in this world. However, it also warn us about being a fool and the dangers of refusing to learn. If we are honest, we all have more to learn and should continue to do so throughout our lives. Let us never get to the point where we think we know all we need to know or where we think that no one is able to teach us anything.
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