Prov. 23:9 - Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words. NASU
Why? There mind is made up by what they believe. They believe they are correct in spite of the truth or reports contrary to what they believe.
This type of person is called a "fool" in the Bible.
I had a professor in college who would tell us men you are going to meet a lot of people in the world who you will not be able to convince with the truth, the Word of God.
They are traveling around with this motto: "Don't Confuse Me With The Facts, My Mind Is Made Up."
In other words, no matter what you say to them they are not going to change their mind. We sometimes call this type of person "stubborn" but God calls them "fools".
I can not begin to tell you how much more money would be in my bank account if I had only listened to my parents.
I simply and incorrectly thought I was smarter than others and would not get caught like others. I was a "fool" for many years.
This one passage of scripture has helped me more times than I can count: Prov. 15:22 - "Without consultation, plans are frustrated, But with many counselors they succeed."
Did that nugget of gold grab you like it did me?
Here is my interpretation of that passage of scripture: "Without Consultation" or in other words without talking your plans over with others your plans are going to experience frustration, BUT with many counselors or many consultants your plans will succeed.
Let me give you an example: If you wanted to know something about learning how to wrestle (for yourself, your son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter) my advice, find a coach who knows about wrestling.
Every year successful coaches offer wrestling camps and I would enroll my child in one of these camps near you.
Just Google any one of these names and you will find out about their camps. Some top wrestling camps in the US (Cary Kolat, Tom or Terry Brands, Pat Santoro, Tom Ryan, Sean Bormet and these are just a few)
Remember don't lose the key: finding someone you trust.
Think On These:
The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance.
A wise man learns from the experience of others.
An ordinary man learns from his own experiences.
A fool learns from nobody's experiences.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
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