“Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.”
Before there was a king in Israel, the people were ruled by judges. During this period of time, although they had a ruler, the people did whatever they thought was best.
“In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.”
Self-Conceit was a common practice then much like it is today.
The demeanor of the people displeased the Lord then just as much as it does now. The Lord desired to be their Ruler, yet the people refused to acknowledge His authority.
“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.”
Pride, one of the six things that the Lord hates, often expresses a lack of wisdom.
We cannot be prideful while humbly seeking Biblical advice.
“Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.”
“Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.”
Only when we acknowledge our need for help, Wisdom, and understanding can we truly begin to be wise.
1 Corinthians 3:18
“Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.”
There is hope in humility.
We must be teachable to be able to reach people.
2 Samuel 19-20 | 1 Corinthians 11 | Proverbs 24
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