Thursday, October 25, 2007

25 Characteristics of A Fool


Does this list describe anyone you know?

Does it describe your children?

Does it (heaven forbid) describe you?

25 Characteristics of a Fool

1. Despises wisdom and instruction (Prov.1:7)

2. Hates knowledge (Prov 1:22

3. Grieves his mother ( Prov 10:1)

4. Enjoys devising mischief (Prov 10:23)

5. Right in his own eyes (Prov 12:15)

6. Quick to anger (Prov 12:16)

7. Hates to depart from evil (Prob 13:19)

8. Deceitful (Prov 14:8)

9. Arrogant and careless (Prov 14:16)

10. Rejects his father's instruction (Prov 15:5)

11. Despises his mother (and/or father) (Prov 15:20)

12. Does not respond well to discipline (Prov 17:20)

13. Does not understand wisdom (Prov 17:16)

14. Has a wordly focus (a carnal value system) (Prov 17:24)

15. Grieves his parents (Prov 17:25)

16. Hurts his parents (Prov 17:25)

17. Will not discuss any view point but his own (Prov 18:2)

18. Provokes others to strife and anger by his words (Prov 18:6)

19. A smart mouth usually gets him in trouble (Prov 187:7)

20. Is quarrelsome (contentious) (Prov 20:3)

21. Is a spendthrift (Prov21:20)

22. Repeats his folly (foolishness) (Prov 26:11)

23. Trusts in his own heart (Prov 28:26)

24. Cannot resolve conflicts (Prov 29:9)

25. Gives full vent to his anger (Proverbs 29:11)



(From the book The Heart of Anger by Lou Priolo)



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9 comments:

  1. A very challenging list! I can't say it describes me, but some of those issues I do struggle with.

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  2. Wow! That's very powerful to have them all listed out like that. I read them scattered throughout Proverbs, but I would not have thought God's word had THIS much to say about it!
    And the broken heart of those parents is beginning for some when their child is only 2 years old!

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  3. Hi June,

    Did you have a post a while back about someone looking for information about celiac disease/gluten-free diet? A lady commented on my blog asking further questions but she did not leave an email or any way to contact her. Her name is Charlotte Silberburg. I have more information for her if I can find her. :)

    Thanks so much!

    Rachel
    mrseric@juno.com

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  4. Dear Rachel,

    Not that I can remember but if she's lurking perhaps she'll see your post.

    Many blessings...

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  5. Thank you for your site. I'm a new mother and blogger. My mentor recommended your blog to me; I'll be perusing your thoughts, if you don't mind! I've also recommended your husband's site to my husband, Ryan. Ryan loves how your husband keeps things short and sweet and very visual; it speaks easily to men! We had to laugh at the difference between a "man's blog" and a "woman's blog" (most of the blogs that I read are full of beautiful words and reflections, etc. and I love them!). I've begun my blog at http://www.laurabooz.com.

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  6. Wonderful list! And very challenging!

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  7. June,
    I have been reading your website and have been greatly encouraged to examine the way that I make our house our home. My husband and I just got married in January and moved to Charlotte, NC. I used to live in NW IN and my parents still do. I just wanted to share with you the irony that I see in that moving over 730 miles away I am still learning from you. Thank you for the time and the effort you have put into this site and into your ministry.
    Kimberly

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  8. What power to see all of the scriptures in one list as such! A good follow up would be, "how to respond to a fool".

    Appreciate your blog,
    Keri

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  9. “whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire” (Matthew 5:22)

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