The Bible speaks a lot about what makes a fool and foolish behavior. We are living in a time where expressing yourself and how you feel trumps (no pun intended) anything else.
The definition of a fool according to Webster’s Dictionary is a person lacking in judgment or prudence; a harmlessly deranged person or one lacking in common powers of understanding.
Proverbs 18:2 speaks of a person who has no pleasure or interest in understanding. He or she is more concerned with speaking or expressing their feelings and thoughts. In essence, a fool is one who just speaks his mind with no regard for anyone else.
We are living in a time where expressing yourself and how you feel trumps (no pun intended) anything else.
We have become “fools” as a society in that we are not interested in understanding the other person’s side of things. We’ve become more focused on talking at each other instead of talking to each other.
Let’s remember that we don’t always have to agree with each other, but we should always listen to and respect each other.
A Prayer for Understanding Others: Father, help me to be quick to listen rather than quick to speak my mind. Give me wisdom to delight in understanding the differences of others, and be respectful in expressing myself. In Jesus Name, Amen!