A fool is one who does not fear God. All of us do things that are foolish, but being a fool is consistently doing things that are foolish.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS
- What was one thing from this message that was particularly challenging or encouraging to you?
- What comes to mind when you think of a “fool”? How does this line up with Scripture’s depiction?
- What does it look like to have a healthy, humble, reverential respect for a holy God? Do you tend to have this kind of fear of the Lord?
- Pastor Mike mentioned four different kinds of fools: the simple fool (Proverbs 14:15), the senseless fool (Proverbs 15:21), the obstinate fool (Proverbs 1:7), and the scoffing fool (Proverbs 9:7-8). Can you think of any others? Do you find that you are prone to any of these types of foolishness? If so, how can you battle against that?
- Read 1 Corinthians 1:18-31. What does it mean to be “wise according to worldly standards”? How does this contrast with being wise according to the Gospel? Why does the world despise the wisdom of God?
- Spend some time in prayer, seeking God’s forgiveness for any sin of foolishness in your life. Thank Him for providing redemption through Christ, so that He sees His people as righteous, rather than as fools.