A reality check

Sep. 10, 2020

 After reading the following verses, I decided to let God speak for Himself.

My friends keep quoting the saying, “There ain’t no fool like an old fool” when we have disagreements. I don’t know who they’re talking about. My wife just said “You, mi amor.” Hmmm.

“If you are wise, you are wise for yourself; if you scoff, you alone will bear it.”

Proverbs 9:12 ESV


 “Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.”

Proverbs 26:5 ESV


 “A rich man is wise in his own eyes, but a poor man who has understanding will find him out.”

Proverbs 28:11 ESV


 “Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.”

Proverbs 26:12 ESV


 “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.”

Proverbs 12:15 ESV


 “Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.”

Proverbs 3:7 ESV


 “The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who can answer sensibly.”

Proverbs 26:16 ESV


 “Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own sight!”

Isaiah 5:21 ESV


 “In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.”

Judges 17:6 ESV


 “For he flatters himself in his own eyes that his iniquity cannot be found out and hated.”

Psalm 36:2 ESV


 “All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit.”

Proverbs 16:2 ESV


 “Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart.”

Proverbs 21:2 ESV


 “You shall not do according to all that we are doing here today, everyone doing whatever is right in his own eyes,”

Deuteronomy 12:8 ESV


 “Whoever troubles his own household will inherit the wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise of heart.”

Proverbs 11:29 ESV


 “You shall not pervert justice. You shall not show partiality, and you shall not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of the righteous.”

Deuteronomy 16:19 ESV