Wise words bring approval, but fools are destroyed by their own words.
~Ecclesiastes 10:12, NLT


A fool is made more of a fool, when their mouth is more open than their mind.”
~Anthony Liccione

Solomon was blessed with a brilliant mind and he did make many outstanding contributions. I love the Proverbs and I love Ecclesiastes even more. Unfortunately, Solomon the teacher {professor} did not always practice what he taught. The following is recorded in I Kings 11:4-7…In Solomon’s old age, they {foreign wives} turned his heart to worship other gods… Solomon worshiped Ashtoreth, the goddess of the Sidonians, and Molech, the detestable god of the Ammonites. In this way, Solomon did what was evil in the LORD ’s sight; he refused to follow the LORD completely, as his father, David, had done. On the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, he even built a pagan shrine for Chemosh, the detestable god of Moab, and another for Molech, the detestable god of the Ammonites. Unfortunately, the great majority of Christians seem to be unaware of Solomon’s folly and only remember SS lessons about Solomon’s wisdom. Solomon imported the evil diabolical pagan gods Molech and Chemosh and both burned infants in their altar fires. That is not all they did; you could not stomach the truth concerning these vile demonic practices. It is my opinion that the majority of preachers do not understand Solomon’s extreme folly and wickedness. Nehemiah understood, he said “Wasn’t this exactly what led King Solomon of Israel into sin?” I demanded. “There was no king from any nation who could compare to him, and God loved him and made him king over all Israel. But even he was led into sin by his foreign wives.” [Nehemiah 13:6]

My point is this: If Solomon, a brilliant man, could give way to folly, is it not a danger that all of us should fear. I’m going to be honest with you: I am convicted by many of the characteristics of a fool that Solomon mentions in Proverbs and Ecclesiastes. It has been bothering me so bad that I went back and studies all the verses that talk about the behavior of fools. I have to tell you that there was great relief when I discovered that all of them do not fit me like a glove but the ones about being impetuous do. Fools are too quick to speak and to get angry. They value their opinion more than they do others; they talk too much and too loud. You can write Jack beside all of these traits. Let me practice a little mental telepathy: you are thinking, “Why are you telling me what I already know?” Two reasons I suppose: [1] An honest confession is good for the soul. [2] I don’t want to be a fool and I’m asking for prayer. I understand that I am 68 years old and this behavior is ingrained but nothing is impossible with God so I am asking you to pray for me. I need to move from quick to speak and slow to listen to quick to listen and slow to speak. I found this little acrostic on the internet. My goal is to put it into practice.

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