It is wonderful how God works cause somewhere my littles have heard the word fool and have been using it. I have always hated this word. But I have hated this word because of the wordly definition which is
Fool: noun, a harmless deranged person or one lacking in common powers of understanding.
But this morning in Sunday School we discussed this word in detail. I shared a memory I had from 4th grade.
I remember when I was in public school in 4th grade and a boy in my class called someone a fool. My teacher Mrs. Washington had him read from the bible. At the time I do not remember exactly what bible verse it was that she had him read. But I am lead to believe it was one of these below most likely Matthew 5:22.
The Biblical definition of Fool is the person who denies there is a God.
As found in Psalm 14:1
The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.”
As found in Matthew 5:22b
...and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell.
Both biblical and wordly definitions of this word are ugly. I myself do NOT want myself or my children to a biblical fool! We will be discussing the biblical definition the next time some one says this word.
How about you?