How many times have we heard: “Don’t be a fool”? Actually, in the Bible this is a very technical term that has a whole series of gradients.
“Don’t be a fool!” Describes the five different types of fools in Proverbs and Psalms, which were written to help us be wise in our decisions and discerning of people in whom to trust. Each of the five different “fools” in the Hebrew Bible are given sufficient symptoms or signs for us to recognize them first in ourselves, then as characteristics in the lives of those around us.
Not only can we then recognize these characteristics, but it teaches us how to deal with each one of them.
As they are presented in Proverbs, the five different categories of fools appear to be progressively worse than the one before, implying that as the fool’s character develops he appears to slip deeper into the dark world of the committed fool.
Each of the descriptions of the different fools are compared to contemporary concepts that are promoting or teaching the basic foundations of each of the downward steps of the fool’s lifestyle. The issues are huge and complex, but this book will give us the insights and discernment to pick wisely in whom to trust and partner in life and ministry.