Proverbs Challenge, Day 15

KeysThe book of Proverbs is known for its warnings against adultery and foolishness, but there is also repeated warning for the scoffer.

A scoffer does not love one who corrects him,
Nor will he go to the wise.
(Proverbs 15:12)

At the website of Got Questions Ministries, they have a great article about scoffers.

The word translated “scoffer” in English can mean “one who mocks, ridicules, or scorns the belief of another.” In Hebrew, the word translated “scoffer” or “mocker” can also mean “ambassador.” So a scoffer is one who not only disagrees with an idea, but he also considers himself an ambassador for the opposing idea. He cannot rest until he has demonstrated the foolishness of any idea not his own. A scoffer voices his disagreement, ridicules all who stand against him, and actively recruits others to join his side. In the Bible, scoffers are those who choose to disbelieve God and His Word. They say in their hearts, “There is no God” (Psalm 14:1), and make it their ambition to ridicule those who follow God.

Let’s always make sure we’re promoting our ideas, and not simply attempting to tear down others’.

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