More insight about fools…
A fool rejects his father's discipline,
But he who regards reproof is sensible.
Excellent speech is not fitting for a fool,
Much less are lying lips to a prince.
A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding
Than a hundred blows into a fool.
We have noticed the ongoing comparison between the fool and the righteous/wise/understanding/etc.
- rejects his father’s discipline
- has not excellent…uplifting, encouraging, exhorting…speech
- refuses a rebuke…might as well be a hundred blows
- regards reproof sensibly
- has excellent speech
- does not lie
- understands a rebuke…receives it
So much time in life is robbed by the fool and the foolish things that trip us up.
Allow the discipline of Father to purge of foolishness.
Receive the rebuke of the Beloved.
Rejoice in the Life that results.
Be not the Fool.