Wisdom vs Foolishness

In our passage today, we are going to see the word spurn. It means to reject with disdain; scorn;

to treat with contempt; despise; to kick or trample with the foot.

It is an indication that what is shared is completely rejected. It also tells us who is it that spurns.

“A fool spurns a parent’s discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence. The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings ruin. The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the hearts of fools are not upright.” Proverbs 15:5-7

The book of Proverbs gives us lots of insight into foolish behavior. It looks like it begins in the home by rejecting the discipline of the parents. We need to realize that Godly parents have their children’s best interest at heart. They have lived long enough to see pitfalls and challenges ahead.

Foolishness and wisdom are very far apart. One leads to ruin, the other to true treasure.

Lord, help me to be wise. Help me to listen to those who are before me and not reject their discipline and counsel.

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