Matthew R. Perry

The True April Fool — Hear the Word of the Lord

In Devotional on April 1, 2006 at 8:46 pm

 The fool says in his heart, "There is no God."
   They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds,
   there is none who does good. 

 The LORD looks down from heaven on the children of man,
   to see if there are any who understand,
   who seek after God.    

 They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt;
   there is none who does good,
   not even one.
(Psalm 14:1-3)

Proverbs 1:7
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:22
"How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple?How long will scoffers delight in their scoffingand fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 3:35
The wise will inherit honor,but fools get disgrace.

Proverbs 8:5
O simple ones, learn prudence;O fools, learn sense.

Proverbs 10:1
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father,but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.

Proverbs 10:8
The wise of heart will receive commandments,but a babbling fool will come to ruin.

Proverbs 10:14
The wise lay up knowledge,but the mouth of a fool brings ruin near.

Proverbs 10:18
The one who conceals hatred has lying lips,and whoever utters slander is a fool
Proverbs 10:21
The lips of the righteous feed many,but fools die for lack of sense. 

Proverbs 10:23
Doing wrong is like a joke to a fool,but wisdom is pleasure to a man of understanding. 

Proverbs 11:29
Whoever troubles his own household will inherit the wind,and the fool will be servant to the wise of heart. 
Proverbs 12:15
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,but a wise man listens to advice. 

Proverbs 12:16
The vexation of a fool is known at once,but the prudent ignores an insult. 

Proverbs 12:23
A prudent man conceals knowledge,but the heart of fools proclaims folly. 

Proverbs 13:16
In everything the prudent acts with knowledge,but a fool flaunts his folly. 

Proverbs 13:19
A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul,but to turn away from evil is an abomination to fools. 

Proverbs 13:20
Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise,but the companion of fools will suffer harm. 

Proverbs 14:3
By the mouth of a fool comes a rod for his back, but the lips of the wise will preserve them. 

Proverbs 14:7
Leave the presence of a fool,for there you do not meet words of knowledge. 
 
Proverbs 14:8
The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way,but the folly of fools is deceiving.

Proverbs 14:9
Fools mock at the guilt offering,but the upright enjoy acceptance.

Proverbs 14:16
One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil,but a fool is reckless and careless.

Proverbs 14:17
A man of quick temper acts foolishly,and a man of evil devices is hated.

Proverbs 14:24
The crown of the wise is their wealth,but the folly of fools brings folly.

Proverbs 14:33
Wisdom rests in the heart of a man of understanding,but it makes itself known even in the midst of fools.

Proverbs 15:2
The tongue of the wise commends knowledge,but the mouths of fools pour out folly.

Proverbs 15:5
A fool despises his father's instruction,but whoever heeds reproof is prudent.

Proverbs 15:7
The lips of the wise spread knowledge;not so the hearts of fools.

Proverbs 15:14
The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge,but the mouths of fools feed on folly.

Proverbs 15:20
A wise son makes a glad father,but a foolish man despises his mother.

Proverbs 16:22
Good sense is a fountain of life to him who has it,but the instruction of fools is folly.

Proverbs 17:7
Fine speech is not becoming to a fool;still less is false speech to a prince.

Proverbs 17:10

A rebuke goes deeper into a man of understandingthan a hundred blows into a fool.
Proverbs 17:12
Let a man meet a she-bear robbed of her cubsrather than a fool in his folly.

Proverbs 17:16
Why should a fool have money in his hand to buy wisdomwhen he has no sense?

Proverbs 17:21
He who sires a fool gets himself sorrow,and the father of a fool has no joy.

Proverbs 17:24
The discerning sets his face toward wisdom,but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.

Proverbs 17:25
A foolish son is a grief to his fatherand bitterness to her who bore him.

Proverbs 17:28
Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise;when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.

Proverbs 18:2
A fool takes no pleasure in understanding,but only in expressing his opinion.

Proverbs 18:6
A fool's lips walk into a fight,and his mouth invites a beating.

Proverbs 18:7

A fool's mouth is his ruin,and his lips are a snare to his soul.

Proverbs 19:1
Better is a poor person who walks in his integritythan one who is crooked in speech and is a fool.

Proverbs 19:10
It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury,much less for a slave to rule over princes.

Proverbs 19:13
A foolish son is ruin to his father,and a wife's quarreling is a continual dripping of rain.

Proverbs 19:29
Condemnation is ready for scoffers,and beating for the backs of fools. 

Proverbs 20:3
It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife,but every fool will be quarreling. 

Proverbs 21:20
Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man's dwelling,but a foolish man devours it. 

Proverbs 23:9
Do not speak in the hearing of a fool,for he will despise the good sense of your words. 

Proverbs 24:7
Wisdom is too high for a fool;in the gate he does not open his mouth. 

Proverbs 26:1
Like snow in summer or rain in harvest,so honor is not fitting for a fool

Proverbs 26:3
A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey,and a rod for the back of fools. 

Proverbs 26:4
Answer not a fool according to his folly,lest you be like him yourself. 

Proverbs 26:5
Answer a fool according to his folly,lest he be wise in his own eyes. 

Proverbs 26:6
Whoever sends a message by the hand of a foolcuts off his own feet and drinks violence. 

Proverbs 26:7
Like a lame man's legs, which hang useless,is a proverb in the mouth of fools. 

Proverbs 26:8
Like one who binds the stone in the slingis one who gives honor to a fool

Proverbs 26:9
Like a thorn that goes up into the hand of a drunkardis a proverb in the mouth of fools. 

Proverbs 26:10
Like an archer who wounds everyoneis one who hires a passing fool or drunkard. 

Proverbs 26:11
Like a dog that returns to his vomitis a fool who repeats his folly. 

Proverbs 26:12
Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes?There is more hope for a fool than for him. 

Proverbs 27:3
A stone is heavy, and sand is weighty,but a fool's provocation is heavier than both. 

Proverbs 27:22
Crush a fool in a mortar with a pestlealong with crushed grain,yet his folly will not depart from him. 

Proverbs 28:26
Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool,but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered. 

Proverbs 29:9
If a wise man has an argument with a fool,the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet. 

Proverbs 29:11
A fool gives full vent to his spirit,but a wise man quietly holds it back. 

Proverbs 29:20
Do you see a man who is hasty in his words?There is more hope for a fool than for him. 

Proverbs 30:32
If you have been foolish, exalting yourself,or if you have been devising evil,put your hand on your mouth.

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