The Word of God talks all throughout the Proverbs about the FOOLISH person that gets caught in the trap of adultery.
The foolish person, 5 different biblical types and examples. Each requires a different way of deliverance. Wisdom is always needed from God guiding us, on how to handle a foolish person.
One person can have more than one area where they are being foolish.
1. SIMPLE Fool (pethîy) Believer or Unbeliever
“simple [fool]” is pethîy: The root word from which it is derived, pâthâh, implies extreme vulnerability, literally meaning “to be opened up.” The simple fool lets the flesh rule and opens up to any passing thought, never weighing or giving thought to the consequences. There is a deep level of immaturity here.
The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. Proverbs 22:3.
Because the simple fool is not discerning, he is easily captivated by all kinds of enticements and deceptions. He is dangerously immature, extremely gullible, and intensely curious. In the absence of GODLY instruction and consistent discipline, the simple fool will naturally become more foolish. A simple fool is especially vulnerable to seduction, lacking an understanding of the irreversible consequences of moral failure.
While I was at the window of my house, looking through the curtain, I saw some naive young men, and one in particular who lacked common sense. Proverbs 7:6–7
2. The Silly Fool-eviyl –Believer or Unbeliever
“silly fool” is ’eviyl : “to be perverse, silly.” This person is most known for his mouth and anger. Their mouths will get them in trouble!
“Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish [’eviyl] is near destruction” Proverbs 10:14
It is to one’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool [’eviyl]is quick to quarrel. Proverbs 20:3
When things don’t go right for a silly fool, they fly off the handle, letting their anger make things worse.
“A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool’s [’eviyl] wrath is heavier than them both” Proverbs 27:3
A silly fool has MUCH PRIDE! Believing that his own way of thinking is right and rejects others instruction when its offered.
The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice. Proverbs. 12:15.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools [’eviyl] despise wisdom and instruction” Proverbs 1:7
The words of the godly encourage many, but fools are destroyed by their lack of common sense. Proverbs 10:21
If a wise person takes a fool to court, there will be ranting and ridicule but no satisfaction. Proverbs 29:9
Argument, persuasion, and advice from well-meaning friends fail to convince silly fools of error.
Proper correction by authorities, which publicly shames the silly fool, will more often be effective in helping him change his ways.
3. Sensual Fool– kecîyl –Believer or Unbeliever
kecîyl means “fat”
A person that rejects the wisdom of God, they are determined to do things there own way and make wrong choices. Giving in the senses and lusts of the flesh rather than to the wisdom and knowledge of God.
The sensual fool’s focus is on that which brings him immediate pleasure. He glories in that of which he should be ashamed. “It is as sport to a fool [kecîyl] to do mischief … ”
A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes, but a person of understanding delights in wisdom. Proverbs 10:23
A sensual fool is trapped by their own lustful desires and immediate gratification. Lust, sex, porn, alcohol, food, drug addictions. Greed, lust of money.
“A fool’s [kecîyl] lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes [blows]. A fool’s [kecîyl] mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul” Proverbs 18:6–7
The kecîyl fool has more warnings than any other fool in the bible. It’s the most accepted and saught after foolishness of the world. To be happy, live and enjoy life at any cost. These kinds of fools seek each other out, but the Word of God says: He should be avoided because those who follow him will be led astray.
Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble. (Proverbs 13:20).
God deals painfully with this type of fool. Hitting them where it hurts:
Severe punishment is prescribed for the sensual fool: “A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool’s [kecîyl] back” Pr 26:3
beatings for the backs of fools. Pr 19:29
4. Scorning Fool– lits or lûwts –Unbeliever
This person is very vocal. Lits means spokesperson, mocking, mediator.
The scorning fool has it “written all over their face” their disdain and contempt that is in their heart toward the way’s of God, good and righteousness. Often the scorning fool believes in God but has been hurt by a doctrine that teaches things that have made them feel hurt BY God. A child that lost a parent and was told “God needed another angel” will become a scorning fool due to the hurt he has against God.
Many atheists who are holding deep anger and pain are scorning fools.
This type of fool not only has rejected truth; he also has embraced that which is abominable to God. Psalm 1:1 describes the progression of foolishness, referring to a man who first walks “in the counsel of the ungodly,” then stands “in the way of sinners,” and finally sits “in the seat of the scornful [lûwts].” The scorning fool utterly detests Christians, the Word of God or anyone that agrees.
The scorning fool turns a deaf ear to rebuke: “A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner [lûwts] heareth not rebuke” Proverbs 13:1
scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none, But knowledge is easy to one who has understanding. 7 Leave the presence of a fool, Proverbs 14:6-7
Or you will not discern words of knowledge. Pr 14:8.
Those who attempt to lead the scorning fool away from the path of destruction that he seems determined to follow will suffer his wrath.
“A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise” (Proverbs 15:12). “He that reproveth a scorner [lûwts] getteth to himself shame: … Reprove not a scorner [lûwts], lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee” (Proverbs 9:7–8).
God has a specific way He deals with those that scoffer because they greatly influence others through their mouths.
“Smite a scorner [lûwts], and the simple [pethîy] will beware … ” (Proverbs 19:25). “When the scorner [lûwts] is punished, the simple [pethîy] is made wise … ” (Proverbs 21:11; see also Proverbs 22:10).
5. Steadfast Fool nâbâl –Unbeliever
nâbâl which means “stupid, wicked,” In the old testament, translated as a vile person. This is the most lost type of person.
A steadfast fool totally rejects God and His ways.
“The fool [nâbâl] hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good” Psalm 14:1
This type of fool is self-confident and close-minded. He is his own god, only God can successfully reprove a steadfast fool.
PRAY for Fear of the Lord and WISDOM! Gather together an arsenal of scriptures to pray for these two things!
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10
wisdom declares: “How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you. I will make known my words unto you. … The turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.” Let us heed this declaration and “walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise” Proverbs 1:22
(Ephesians 5:15; see also Proverbs 1:7, 3:35).
Standing with you,