In honor of April Fools’ Day, I did a bit of research on what the Bible says about fools.

I found a total of 183 verses. Given my natural inclination toward extreme foolishness on occasion, I read ’em all. (Click here and type in “fool” if you’d like to do the same.)

Here are my favorites:

  • “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.'” (Psalm 14:1)
  • “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.” (Proverbs 1:7)
  • “The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.” (Proverbs 12:15)
  • “The wise in heart accepts commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.” (Proverbs 10:8)
  • “He who walks with the wise grows wise, but the companion of fools suffers harm.” (Proverbs 13:20)
  • Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.” (Proverbs 18:2)
  • “As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.” (Proverbs 26:11)
  • Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.” (Proverbs 29:11)
  • “Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.” (1 Timothy 6:9)
  • “Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.” (2 Timothy 2:23)
  • “[T]he message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:18)
  • “But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.” (Matthew 7:26)
  • “Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” (Ephesians 5:17)

Get the picture?




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