Wisdom versus foolishness…when we say it like that it seems that there should be a very clear answer as to which we would choose. Of course, we would select wisdom. We want to be perceived as being wise. But the actual carrying out of how we gain wisdom may not be quite as evident.
“The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice. Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult.” Proverbs 12:15-16
Fools follow their own path. They think their way is right. They won’t listen to instruction to get on the real correct path. Wise people listen to advice. They hear and heed instruction. A foolish person gets upset easily. They jump to their own conclusions and get annoyed immediately. A person who is wise doesn’t get insulted easily. They may believe the person didn’t mean what they said, or that they misspoke. A wise person overlooks an insult.
Proverbs gives us lots of information as to how to gain wisdom and steer away from foolishness. If we are wise, we will heed it.
Lord Jesus, I know that Your Word is where I find wisdom. Help me to read it, learn it, and hide it in my heart.