4 Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you will be like him yourself.
5 Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes.
Proverbs 26:4 & 5 NIV
Observation: King Solomon, in all of his wisdom, has written what I believe to be completely opposite statements of fact. I’m confused!
Application: Vincent, I’m sure there is a perfectly logical explanation and I hope that you can explain. Obviously, if anyone else can shed some light I’d appreciate any enlightenment I can get. I really don’t understand how Solomon can not only author both proverbs but apparently do it in such a way that they must be chronicled back-to-back in this book. Thanks in advance to any and all comments.
Prayer: Father, I don’t know what to say. You are so mysterious sometimes. I really can’t wait to be able to ask you some questions some day. Until then, thank you for your word that sometimes makes us ask each other for help which causes us to grow. Thank you Lord. Amen
P.S. Please take a minute to read the comments section for this blog entry and also follow the link provided by Vincent Murphy in his comment which expounds on his and Pastor Leon’s explanations. It’s good stuff!