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WISE OR FOOLISH?
Proverbs 1:22 "How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? For scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge”

In this verse, we find three different people whom Proverbs describes as incapable of wisdom
Three destined for a “great fall”

The traditional definition of “wisdom” is the ability to take information and use it in a beneficial way
But the Bible declares that wisdom is far more SPIRITUAL than simply making good decisions

In fact, there is “demonic wisdom” (James 3:15)
And “wisdom from above” (James 3:17)
The Bible often refers to “wisdom as a “spirit” from God (Eph 1:17)

According to the Lord, “Who alone is wise” (1 Tim 1:17), “wisdom” is related to our spiritual lives not our mental ability

In fact, "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” (Pr 9:10)

Study all you want…
Obtain as many degrees as possible…
But, “wisdom” comes from God, not the world

The three incapable of becoming wise are:

The “SIMPLE”
Those who BELIEVE EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE
There is no testing of truth, no consideration of evidence
They believe every self-proclaimed expert and therefore lack discernment
(Pr 14:15) “The simple believes every word”
The result is that they are easily led astray (Pr 7:7-23)
And repeatedly in trouble
Pr 22:3) “A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished”

The “SCORNER/SCOFFER”
The Hebrew word means, “to sneer and make a mocking face”
These cannot obtain wisdom because THEY ALREADY KNOW EVERYTHING
(Pr 21:24) “A proud and haughty man –‘Scoffer’ is his name; He acts with arrogant pride”
They consider listening to someone as a waste of time
(Pr 13:1) “A scoffer does not listen to rebuke”
And they are headed to destruction
(Pr 19:29) “Judgments are prepared for scoffers”

The “FOOL”
This word doesn’t mean stupid, but “fat” or “sluggish”
The fool doesn't lack mental ability, but ambition
Laziness has led them to CARE ABOUT NOTHING
(Pr 1:7) “Fools despise wisdom and instruction”
It takes too much effort to let God change their life (Pr 12:15)
Which leads to a lack of self-control
(Pr 29:11) “A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back”
And a “care-free” attitude about sin
(Pr 14:9) “Fools mock at sin”

Contrast these three lost souls with the “Wise”
He listens to instruction…Prov 1:5
He works hard…Prov 10:5
He obeys instruction…Prov 10:8
He wants to learn…Prov 10:14
He cares for others…Prov 11:30
He has a healthy fear of judgment…Prov 14:16
He controls his mouth…Prov 16:23

It is always good to measure our own lives by these individuals
And determine if we are truly living wisely
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"For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus' sake. For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us."

2 Corinthians 4:5-7
About
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This Fellowship is a body of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. Our desire is to worship Him and know Him more fully.

We are a non-denominational fellowship that rests firmly in God's grace. We believe that His unconditional love led Him to the cross where He died for the sins of the world and rose from the dead three days later, overcoming death and sin for those who believe in Him.

We believe that the evidence of a maturing church is faith, hope, and love. Therefore, we emphasize the teaching of the Scriptures as God's inspired, infallible, inerrant Word that our faith might grow. We know faith comes by hearing and learning the Word of God. We also live in the anticipation of the imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The fruit of the Spirit is love and it is by our love for one another that the world will know that we are followers of Jesus Christ.

We gather to lift the name of Jesus in worship and praise. He is our hope! May the Lord bless you as we worship and learn from Him together.


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Travis Hunt
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Ron Rust
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Terry Nelson
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Jason O'Connor
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Tim Payne
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Chris Sexton
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John Wheeler
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Phil Wyatt
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Don Keeton
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Don Ledbetter
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Steve Lounsbury
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Leo Payne
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Aaron Wyatt
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"For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen."

Romans 11:36
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P.O. Box 41 (mail)
18340 Highway 42
Camas Valley, OR 97416

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(541) 430-1913

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