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Emily Baxter

Emily Baxter

Hey, y’all! My name is Emily Baxter. I was born and raised here in Texas, but married an Oklahoma boy. My husband Will and I have been married for a little over three years. We live for adventure and love to plan things to cross off our bucket list. On the weekends, you will find us exploring Thai restaurants, wakeboarding, sipping on a pour-over coffee, or road tripping to new places. 

November 27, 2017

A FOOL'S DESPERATE NEED FOR JESUS


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Proverbs 26:1-12

26:1 Like snow in summer or rain in harvest,
so honor is not fitting for a fool.
Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying,
a curse that is causeless does not alight.
A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey,
and a rod for the back of fools.
Answer not a fool according to his folly,
lest you be like him yourself.
Answer a fool according to his folly,
lest he be wise in his own eyes.
Whoever sends a message by the hand of a fool
cuts off his own feet and drinks violence.
Like a lame man's legs, which hang useless,
is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
Like one who binds the stone in the sling
is one who gives honor to a fool.
Like a thorn that goes up into the hand of a drunkard
is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
10 Like an archer who wounds everyone
is one who hires a passing fool or drunkard. [1]
11 Like a dog that returns to his vomit
is a fool who repeats his folly.
12 Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes?
There is more hope for a fool than for him. (ESV)

Footnotes

[1] 26:10 Or hires a fool or passersby

MEMORY VERSES

Proverbs 25:21-22

If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat,
and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink,
for you will heap burning coals on his head,
and the Lord will reward you.