“Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.” Proverbs 26:12.
There is more hope for a fool than a conceited wise man. God labels all who do not know and abide by His Word a fool. The only one labeled below a fool is a conceited wise man.
A conceited wise man does not know what he doesn’t know. Ignorance is the lack of awareness. Willful ignorance is willfully lacking awareness. The Lord has given us His Word and the Holy Spirit to guide us into all Truths.
“13 The slothful man says, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.
14 As the door turns upon his hinges, so does the slothful upon his bed.
15 The slothful hides his hand in his bosom; it grieves him to bring it again to his mouth.” Proverbs 26:13-15.
Forgive my bluntness, but the slothful will offer many excuses (a lion is in the streets). They will turn back and forth on their bed and bury their hand on their bosom, too lazy to bring the food of life to their mouth.
If you think I’m speaking of those who are physically “lazy”, you are wrong my friend. I speak of those who have been and are spiritually lazy. They do not know what they don’t know because they are willfully unaware…and choose to remain there. There is more hope for a fool.
“But He (Jesus) answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the Mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4
-Donna Clark Warren