H. The fool does not honor his parents.

The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother. ~Proverbs 10:1

He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy. ~Proverbs 17:21

The word “fool” here has the same meaning as before but with an addition ~ to fall away, despise, disgrace, dishonor, lightly esteem, fade and come to nothing.

It is speaking of a child (could be of an adult age) that falls away from proper instruction and knowledge; he despises the knowledge, disgraces and dishonors his parents, his name, his reputation.

He lightly esteems the ways of God, the teaching of his parents and he will finally fade into oblivion and come to nothing which will bring grief, shame and dishonor to his parents.

He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray. ~Proverbs 5:23

How many parents have died prematurely due to the foolish behavior of their children!?!

May we not bring our parents down to an early grave due to our foolish living!

By the way, remember one of the Ten Commandments is “Honor thy parents, that thy days may be long”

That is the first commandment with promise.

If you want to die early, dishonor your parents!

If you want to honor your parents, be a child of knowledge and wisdom!

I. Fools are soon angered and exalt folly.

He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated. ~Proverbs 14:17

He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly. ~Proverbs 14:29

I taught earlier that the fool is clamorous; one of the descriptions of being clamorous is being controlled by one’s emotions.

A fool is too often controlled by his quick temper/anger.

A fool is hurried by his passions.

It is this behavior that makes us look foolish, and promotes folly and rewards us with a sign that reads “I am a fool”!

How many times have we blown up in anger, only later to realize how foolish we were, and how foolish we looked and how we exalted folly!

Too many times we “fly off the handle” only to realize later that it was not the person who angered us that looked fl, but it was our reacting that looked foolish!

J. A fool does mock sin and does not leave sin.

Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour. ~Proverbs 14:9

Remember that a fool says “NO GOD”!

To make light of sin, is to make light of Christ.

Realize the fool laughs at sin, and at your sin and encourages you to join him in sin (see PROVERBS 1) for foolish/folly is a sport/hobby and joy to the fool.

The foolish Christian says, “It is not that bad”, “what is wrong with it?” and the foolish Christian look’s for ways to live as close to sin without being guilty as he can.

The wise Christian avoids even the appearance of evil.

The wise Christian considers all sin a rattlesnake and he works and strives to stay far, far away from the sin!

The fool mocks sin, laughs at it.

The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil. ~Proverbs 13:19

Fools hate the idea of leaving their hurtful sin. (lying, deceit, pride, striking others down with their mouth.)

Here is the scenario of this verse: 2 sick people go to the doctor; each with the same illness. The doctor gives both the same prescription, avoid alcohol. The one follows the instructions completely and has better health, joy and years to live thereafter. The other continues to drink alcohol, hates the prescription, but has no sweet results of the desire accomplished.

The fool mocks at sin, laughs at sin, encourages others to sin and he has no desire to leave his sin and he fails to enjoy the sweet results of accomplishment.

Guest Poster: Pastor Don Moore

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