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|5 Breeds Of Fools. by ddshow(m): 12:18am On May 29, 2016|
The word fool is actually a translation of five different Hebrew words that reflect subtle differences in “types” of fools. Unfortunately, the English translation makes it more difficult to identify the characteristics of five types of fools, but with a careful analogy as it relates to our everyday life as well as some posts and comments especially on this forum, the differences can be clearly distinguished.
The Simple Fool
The simple fool opens his mind to any passing thought and opens his arms to any passing stranger. In other words, he lacks discernment. He has an over-simplified view of life and fails to recognize the cause-and-effect sequences that affect every area of life.
Because the simple fool is not discerning, he is easily captivated by all kinds of enticements and deceptions. He is dangerously immature, extremely gullible, and intensely curious. In the absence of instruction and consistent discipline, the simple fool will naturally become more foolish. A simple fool is especially vulnerable to seduction, lacking an understanding of the irreversible consequences of moral failure.
The Silly Fool
A 'silly fool” by definition could mean “to be perversely silly.” The mouth of a silly fool often gets him in trouble. When things go wrong for a silly fool, he becomes angry, resulting in more damage.
A silly fool believes that his own way of thinking is right so much so that he reacts to instruction when it is offered: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction”
Argument, persuasion, and advice from well-meaning friends fail to convince silly fools of error. Proper correction by authorities, which publicly shames the silly fool, will more often be effective in helping him change his ways.
The Sensual Fool
One who rejects the correction of parents or other authorities will become a sensual fool. This type of fool seems constantly determined to make wrong choices. He does not have a mental deficiency, but rather rejects the wisdom of God.
The sensual fool’s focus is on that which brings him immediate pleasure. He glories in that of which he should be ashamed.
A sensual fool is unreasonable. As a silly fool, his mouth got him into trouble. Now, as a sensual fool, his mouth gets him into more trouble. A sensual fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul”. His motives and methods are subtle. He should be avoided, because those who follow him will be led astray.
The Scorning Fool
The scorning fool’s thoughts and facial expressions communicate the disdain and contempt he has in his heart toward his authorities, including parents, civil authorities, and God.
This type of fool not only has rejected truth; he also has embraced that which is abominable to God.
The scorning fool utterly detests people and ideas that contradict his false thinking, and he expresses his scorn through derisive attitudes, behavior, and speech.
The scorning fool turns a deaf ear to rebuke: Those who attempt to lead the scorning fool away from the path of destruction that he seems determined to follow will suffer his wrath.
The Steadfast Fool
The most dangerous type of fool is a steadfast fool.
A steadfast fool totally rejects God and His ways. This type of fool is self-confident and close-minded. He is his own god, freely gratifying his lower nature. It is his goal to draw as many others as possible into his evil ways. Attempts to reprove him will be futile and bring frustration to the one who tries to influence him. Only God can successfully reprove a steadfast fool.
Choose Wisdom; Reject Foolishness
|Re: 5 Breeds Of Fools. by Nobody: 12:20am On May 29, 2016|
I'm more interested in OP's group
|Re: 5 Breeds Of Fools. by deskhal(m): 12:24am On May 29, 2016|
Somehow you took your time to classify fools
|Re: 5 Breeds Of Fools. by NevetsIbot(m): 12:33am On May 29, 2016|
funny topic.... Breed... Ah! Na dogs fools be??
|Re: 5 Breeds Of Fools. by Smellymouth: 12:35am On May 29, 2016|
|Re: 5 Breeds Of Fools. by lekjons(m): 1:38am On May 29, 2016|
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