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The Anatomy of a Fool

November 25

“I looked through my casement, and beheld among the simple ones …”  Proverbs 7:6-7

“… simplicity is more common than the cold”





Though the neighborhood’s intellectual elitist would argue, simplicity is more common than the cold; and as elusive to cure as Aids.  “For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.”  No matter where you look, it seems folly is encroaching at an alarming rate.  Whole hordes of fools roam at will through the streets of our cities, and are loose in places generally immune to their presence beforetime.  Even our schools are become armed camps, complete with metal detectors, drug dogs, and crisis pregnancy clinics.  Any careful and discerning look into society as a whole, reveals a horror, which if made into a movie, would need to be titled: The Night of the Gadarenes. 

“My son …”  In the course of instructing his son, King Solomon suggests four things which make up the anatomy of a fool.  Though centuries old, these symptomatic indicators ring agonizingly close to home.  Foolishness is:

  • Widespread: “among …” is used twice as this dad begins to illustrate how extensive this spiritual disease is become.  ‘Misery loves company’ … is the club motto of the eternally clueless.

  • Related to youth: “the youths …” is what comprised the crowd this dad sees as he peers out his window.  Set up your casement wherever you will, and just outside will be the aimless gangs of unsupervised young people engaged in frivolity.

  • Bereft of the fear of GOD: “void of understanding” Proverbs 9:10 states that: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the HOLY is understanding”; and Job 28:28 tells us that to “depart from evil is understanding”; thus to know GOD and forsake sin is at the essence of HIS dread, and the antithesis of foolishness.  This fool of Proverbs chapter 7 possessed neither.

  •  Prone to premeditate sin: “he went the way to her house …”  Evil quickly becomes narcotic in nature to the fool; who injects him or herself willingly, with the lethal dose of LSD (lust, sin, death) spoken of in James 1:14-15: “But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.  Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.”

 What is it, that GOD sees about your fool factor, as HE peers through the “casement” of Heaven?

“The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.”

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