"Now you're just being downright nasty! As if telling the truth is bad enough, now you're doing name-calling!"
The word “fool” is often used in the Scriptures to denote a wicked man - as sin is the essence of folly. Compare Job 2:10; Psa 74:18; Gen 34:7; Deu 22:21. The Hebrew word is rendered “vile person” in Isa 32:5-6. Elsewhere it is rendered “fool, foolish,” and “foolish man.” It is designed to convey the idea that wickedness or impiety is essential folly, or to use a term in describing the wicked which will, perhaps, more than any other, make the mind averse to the sin - for there is many a man who would see more in the word “fool” to be hated than in the word “wicked;” who would rather be called a “sinner” than a “fool.
We have all sinned against God (Romans 3.23). And we all deserve death, but God has given us a way out (Romans 6.23). Jesus loves us and died on a cross for us (Galatians 2.20), and was raised from the dead (1 Corinthians 15.3-6, 1 Peter 3.18). We, too, can be saved from the wrath of God and become justified in his sight (Romans 5.9). We can have eternal life (John 3.16-17) and become children of God (John 1.12).
Try to understand, because this is vitally important. You may not have tomorrow, and you will have to stand before God at Judgement. All of your pride, bravado and possible brilliance will count for nothing.
Some of God's children may be stupid, but we are not fools.
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