Devotional Readings

Ecclesiastes 10 – A Message about Fools

This book uses the word fool in one of it’s forms in 23 verses…with over 25% just in this chapter.

The whole Bible uses the word almost 200 times….there must be some common purpose to these warnings.

It couldn’t be said any better than this:

Psa 14:1  To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heartThere is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
Psa 53:1  To the chief Musician upon Mahalath, Maschil, A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heartThere is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.
Rom 1:21  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heartwas darkened.

And of course my all time favorite on the subject.

Pro 17:28  Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.


Ecc 10:2  A wise man’s heart is at his right hand; but a fool‘s heart at his left.
Ecc 10:3  Yea also, when he that is a fool walketh by the way, his wisdom faileth him, and he saith to every one that he is a fool.
Ecc 10:12  The words of a wise man’s mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.
Ecc 10:13  The beginning of the words of his mouth isfoolishness: and the end of his talk is mischievous madness.
Ecc 10:14  A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?
Ecc 10:15  The labour of the foolish wearieth every one of them, because he knoweth not how to go to the city.

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