Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A Prating Fool

In most public chat rooms you will meet those described here as prating fools.

Pro 10:8  The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall. 

prating: lip, language, speech, brim

Not receiving God's word, the prating fool, the one who speaks from an evil heart, he will fall.

The shame and ruin of the disobedient, that will not be governed, nor endure any yoke, that will not be taught, nor take any advice. They are fools, for they act against themselves and their own interest; they are commonly prating fools, fools of lips, full of talk, but full of nonsense, boasting of themselves, prating spitefully against those that admonish them. (Matthew Henry)

Pro 10:10  He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall. 

Politic, designing, self-disguising sinners: He that winks with the eye, as if he took no notice of you, when at the same time he is watching an opportunity to do you an ill turn, that makes signs to his accomplices when to come into assist him in executing his wicked projects, which are all carried on by trick and artifice, causes sorrow both to others and to himself. Ingenuity will be no excuse for iniquity, but the sinner must either repent or do worse, either rue it or be ruined by it. (Matthew Henry)

In the chats some want to take over, prating bad words, opposing the work of God. 


3Jn 1:9  I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.
3Jn 1:10  Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church.
3Jn 1:11  Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God. 

Mat 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Mat 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Mat 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

Winning a debate in a chat room or in a public place, does not make them a winner. A winner obeys God and does good. A prating fool should be avoided. He will only cause strife and perhaps lead the simple away from the truth of God.

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