Proverbs describes the characteristics of the three types of people we will encounter in life; wise, foolish, and evil people. It's important not that we attempt to categorize those we know, but instead recognize the traits as we try and solve a problem. Bill Clark unpacks these three types and reminds us to be wary that the problem might actually be us.
Proverbs | Week 3
October 6, 2019 | Bill Clark
those for whom life's experiences have been a teacher.
When you have a problem with a wise person and engage in conversation about it, you will make progress and things will improve.
When you talk to a foolish person—be graciously direct about the consequences of their actions.
If you feel a need to talk with an evil person—don't. It won't help. Find something else to do.
Proverbs 12:15 ESV
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise person listens to advice.
Proverbs 28:26 ESV
Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.
Proverbs 15:31,33 ESV
The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise...The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor.
Proverbs 12:1 ESV
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.
Proverbs 25:19 ESV
Trusting in a treacherous man in time of trouble is like a bad tooth.