How To Treat A Fool

I know I can act like a quick-tempered child at times. Especially if the person I am talking to just is not getting it. Or it may seem to me like he or she is slower than normal. Well, even if that is true, the Bible teaches me to not get provoked by someone’s folly. Instead, I must speak humbly and with love.

By the way, to answer to the fool “as his folly deserves” does not mean to “speak foolishly.” It actually means to “answer a person in simple terms,” making all possible attempts to keep peace.

How about your attitude to the people who are “slower” than you? What names do you call them (even if it is in your mind)?

Do not answer a fool according to his folly, Or you will also be like him. Answer a fool as his folly deserves, That he not be wise in his own eyes. (Proverbs 26:4-5)

By: Alex Slobodyanik