Monthly Archives: October 2014

Sunday Recap: The Ignorance of Foolish Men

The name of our Sunday class is “We Have Lost The Culture War, Are We Now Ready To Suffer”?

Peter challenges Christians who are in the minority in a godless society to continue doing good (2:12, 15), submit to authority (2:13), “honor all people”, “honor the king” (2:17).  If we are persecuted because we hold a Biblical world view we are to follow Jesus example:  “when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten” (2:23).

In 1 Peter 2:15 he says “this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men”.

Again, Peter tells us to keep doing good, but then he uses some really strong language to describe the philosophy of those who do not follow God: “the ignorance of foolish men”.

Do you agree with the way he describes the philosophies of godless culture?

Is he being unkind?

Why is this an accurate description?

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday Recap: More Hope For A Fool Than…

Sunday we looked at Proverbs 26:1-11. These verses describe the condition of a fool. Its not fitting to honor a fool (1), only the rod can get his attention (3),  it is futile to send an important message by a fool (6), a fool repeats his folly like a dog returning to its his vomit (11), etc.

What Solomon says next may be surprising: Verse 12 says “Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him”.

As much to be avoided and as dangerous as foolish behavior is, being wise in our own eyes is worse!  Being wise in our own eyes is clearly a very dangerous thing!

What does it mean to be “wise in our own eyes”?

Why is this such a dangerous attitude?

How do we guard against being wise in our own eyes?

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