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?