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Are you Wise or Foolish? The Final Test!

Text: Proverbs


Proverbs 10:8 a) The wise of heart will receive commands

b) A fool will be ruined.

Question: How well do you receive instruction or correction?

Proverbs 12:15 a) A wise man is he who listens to counsel

b) The way of a fool is right in his own eyes

Question: How often do you seek advice, and follow the

counsel of others?

Proverbs 13:20 a) He who walks with wise men will be wise

b) The companion of fools will suffer harm.

Question: Would you characterize your friends as wise and

prudent in their choices?

Proverbs 14:1 a) The wise woman builds her house

b) The foolish tears it down with her own hands.

Question: Ladies are you critical of your life at home, or are

you endeavoring to make your home better for all

who live there?

Proverbs 14:16 a) A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil

b) A fool is arrogant and careless

Question: Are you one who tries to see how much you can get away with?

Are you one to turn down an invitation to join others when it conflicts with your personal values (values without Biblical basis), OR do you

wisely decline participation when it conflicts with Biblical values?

Proverbs 15:2 a) The wise makes knowledge acceptable

b) The mouth of a fool spouts folly.

Question: Are you the kind of person who has to have an opinion on everything even if poorly informed?

Are you careful with your speech to share information without trying to coerce?

Proverbs 15:20 a) A wise son makes a father glad

b) A foolish man despises his mother.

Question: How have you [ do you treat your parents? Have you shown respect and honor to them?

Have you followed their advice? Do you owe them an apology for your past attitude toward


Proverbs 29:11 a) A wise man holds back his temper

b) A fool always loses his temper

Question: Are you quick to anger or overreact? Are you overly sensitive and quick to take offense?

Does it anger you when people don’t agree with you over matters of little consequence?


Proverbs 3:35 a) The wise will inherit honor b) Fools display dishonor.

Question: Do people honor you? If so, why? If not, why not?

Proverbs 10:1 a) A wise son makes a father glad

b) A foolish son is a grief to his mother.

Question: What are the decisions you have made which your

parents have not approved of? Are you parents proud of the life you are living now? Are you proud of how you are living your

life now?

Proverbs 10:14 a) Wise men store up knowledge

b) The mouth of the foolish leads to ruin

Question: Are you seeking to learn and grow in wisdom

and understanding?

Proverbs 14:3 a) The lips of the wise will protect them.

b) The mouth of the foolish is a rod for his


Question: Have your words and promises led to positive outcomes, or do you talk yourself into difficult


Proverbs 14:24 a) The crown of the wise is their riches

b) The folly of fools is foolishness.

Question: Are you managing your resources prudently? Are you spending wisely? Are you trying to

maintain a lifestyle beyond your income?

Proverbs 21:20 a) There is treasure in the dwelling of the wise

b) A foolish man swallows it up.

Question: Are you diligently saving some money? Are you tithing? Are you living on credit? Are you buying things you want but do not need? Can you afford to live that way?

Proverbs 28:26 a) He who walks wisely will be delivered.

b) He who trusts in his own heart is a fool

Question: Are you cautious and thoughtful in your

decisions? Do you seek counsel and wisdom from those who may have more experience,

people whose lives you want to emulate?

Now, Grade Yourself

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Foolish Wise

  1. How would your spouse rate you?

  2. How would your parents rate you?

  3. How would your children rate you?

  4. How would God rate you?

  5. How do you rate yourself?

Parting Wisdom

Proverbs 26:12 "Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him."

Proverbs 17:28 "Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is

considered wise; when he closes his lips,

he is considered prudent."


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