(Proverbs 18:13 KJV) He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
Has “folly” (200) ever been a part of your life? Stupid question, right? It must be a big issue to God because the word is used at least 23 time in Proverbs. We call Proverbs Wisdom Literature because it addresses things like folly. The word is only used two other times, both in Psalms.
What is “folly” (200)? It goes to a root word meaning “fool” (191). When I look at the explanation of what a fool is a see things like despising wisdom, mocking when guilty, quarrelsome and licentious. I notice that these are all choices made out of self-centeredness and a sinful heart.
So? You will make choices today. Will they display the sin of folly or the grace of righteousness? The power is God’s, the choice is yours.