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Escaping Stupid

May 22, 2022  •  By John Strappazon

 

PART 1

ACT 1 – THE SET-UP

·         The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps. Proverbs 14:15

·         Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe. Proverbs 29:25

 

ACT 2 – THE PLAN

·         Mockers are proud and haughty; they act with boundless arrogance. Proverbs 21:24 NLT

·         The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives. Proverbs 18:7

 

ACT 3 – THE EXECUTION

·         The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception. Proverbs 14:8

·         The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. Proverbs 22:3

 

ACT 4 - THE UNEXPECTED

·         Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool bent on folly. Proverbs 17:12

 

ACT 5 – THE OUTCOME

·         If you set a trap for others, you will get caught in it yourself. If you roll a boulder down on others, it will crush you instead. Proverbs 26:27 (NLT)

·         Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools. Proverbs 19:29

 

PART 2

ACT 6 – THE REPLAY

·         A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes, but a person of understanding delights in wisdom. Proverbs 10:23

·         As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly. Proverbs 26:11

 

ACT 7- THE ESCAPE

·        Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. Proverbs 13:20

·        The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow His precepts have good understanding. Psalm 111:10

·        No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11


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