Proverbs 15:5 Only a fool despises a parent’s discipline; whoever learns from correction is wise.

Proverbs 20:3 Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor; only fools insist on quarreling.

Proverbs 18:2 Fools have no interest in understanding; they only want to air their own opinions.

So, despising discipline, desiring to fight or quarrel, and rejecting understanding are just a few biblical definitions of a fool.

Let’s be honest with ourselves. Have we been foolish in one or more of these areas? Have we disregarded what our parents were trying to tell us for one reason or another? Are some of us always ready to pick a fight with our spouse, a coworker, or a sibling because we haven’t dealt with some internal issues in our past? Are some of us not listening to another person’s point of view because we feel our beliefs and ways are the only correct ways?

If we’ve answered yes to any of those questions, we must renew our minds (Romans 12:2). We need to allow our thoughts to align with God’s word. It may take time, but the more we do the work to renew our minds, the further we get away from foolishness. Don’t be a fool.

Ecclesiastes 10:3 You can identify fools just by the way they walk down the street!