Not only was it sinful to commit murder (5:21), but it was wrong to be angry with a brother (5:2f) because anger may lead to murder, just as lust may lead to immorality (5:27-30). There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise, But a foolish man swallows it up (21:30). Whenever we choose to sin, we are choosing to play the part of the fool. We must not pamper the flesh, but crucify it. He who corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself, And he who reproves a wicked man gets insults for himself. THE FOOL IS UNWISE. In the Sermon on the Mount, of which this verse is a part, our Lord was attempting to show that He did not come to reduce the requirements of the Law, but to reinforce them so that they would be interpreted even more strictly than was common in Israel. 4:22-32; Col. 3:9-17) I noticed that the very things which we are told to put off are the characteristics and actions of the fool. If one will not trust in God (1:7,29), he must trust in himself. The fool is characterized by complacency (1:32).After all, who needs instruction, if he knows it all? Whenever a fool is faced with wisdom and instruction, he will reject it. Fools do not learn from a lecture, but they cannot ignore physical pain. 24 Not only does actual murder place men under the punishment of death. 7:6). The fool is not neutral toward wisdom, he hates it, and he loves the evil of his way (cf. Like snow in summer and rain in harvest, So honor is not fitting for a fool (26:1). In addition there is the “simple,” whom we have already studied, and the “scoffer” (Hebrew: Luts, 1:22; 3:34; 9:7,8; 13:1; 14:6; 15:12; 19:25,29; 21:11,24; 22:10; 24:9; 29:8). In 2020, he is surely the unluckiest president ever to stage a re-election campaign. The foolishness of our old nature must be diligently disciplined. 14:1215).He delights in sin, and he actively seeks to lead others in his evil way. In addition, the fool is dangerous and harmful, and we should avoid him like a bear robbed of her cubs (17:12). The fool is exasperating; he is looking for trouble, and he often tempts us to oblige him. But if we take the words of our Lord seriously, we must begin by asking whether our study is sanctioned by Him in the light of His teaching in Matthew 5:22: “But I say to you that every one who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever shall say to his brother ‘Raca,’ shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever shall say, ‘You fool,’ shall be guilty enough to go into the hell of fire.”. Only a fool would say that A boy with a plan A natural man Wearing a white stetson hat Unhand that gun begone There's no one to fire upon If he's holding it high He's telling a lie [Chorus] I heard it was you Talkin' 'bout a world Where all is free It just couldn't be And only a fool would say that The man in the street Turn to my reproof, Behold, I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you (1:22-24). WE SHOULD NOT WASTE OUR INSTRUCTION ON FOOLS. The fool’s problem is one of the heart (3:5; 4:23). Proverbs instructs us not to allow him to get the best of us, lest we be lowered to his level. The church is instructed to put out those who disregard biblical rebuke and correction (Matt. 1. In those cases where we cannot leave the fool, the fool may need to be sent away. Back to "Only A Fool Would Say That" lyrics. He who corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself, And he who reproves wicked man gets insults for himself. 7. 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