We all know foolish people. We see them every day on TV or at work. Everyone really knows they are a fool and speaking stupidly.
I have a tendency to jump into the fray. I answer them. I argue with them. I defend myself and others I care about. I get sucked in. It isn’t pretty.
To what use is my response to a fool? Wisdom challenges me to not respond.
So why not respond? I look foolish falling into the fool’s trap. That is not the way of Wisdom. God’s goal for me is to focus on the truth and speak it plainly.
“Don’t respond to the stupidity of a fool; you’ll only look foolish yourself.” ~King Solomon
Source: Proverbs 26:4