Proverbs 27:22 (AMP)
22 Even though you pound a [hardened, arrogant] fool [who rejects wisdom] in a mortar with a pestle like grain, Yet his foolishness will not leave him.
We live in the information age and a friend once told me that the illiterate of this age will not be those who don’t know how to read and write but rather it will be the unwillingness to set aside what you think you know so that you can learn and embrace what it is that you do not know.
A fool is that person who is unwilling to change his mind. He believes he knows it all he believes in himself. His arrogance has hardened him and no matter how much you try to make him see things from another perspective, nothing will sway him because he rejects wisdom. It is said that doing things the same way over and over again and expecting different results is foolishness and yet there are many even believers who want to follow their own path and do things their own way each time every time and they expect God to bless what they do.
Proverbs 26:11 (AMP)
11 Like a dog that returns to his vomit is a fool who repeats his foolishness.
A fool is that person whom even after being warned will still go back to the very same foolishness that they had done before. Imagine you are not feeling well and then you vomit, after which you take a walk to get some fresh air. You come back feeling so much better but then when you look at your vomit, somehow it looks appealing and appetizing to you and you eat it! Yuck!! That’s gross but that’s what foolishness does to you, you do the same thing expecting different results.
Proverbs 13:19 (AMP)
19 Desire realized is sweet to the soul; but it is detestable to fools to turn away from evil [which they have planned].
The fool always goes back to that evil that they have planned, notice they are the ones who planned it, they made a choice, they thought it through.
Wisdom is the cure and she gladly calls out for all who would be willing to hear.
23 “If you will turn and pay attention to my rebuke, Behold, I [Wisdom] will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you.
May we not be found to be hard hearted fools trusting in self, lacking self-control, refusing to take instruction and thus going back to our own vomit. Let’s embrace wisdom.