The Two Paths: Wisdom Vs. Folly

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The Two Paths: Wisdom Vs. Folly

A few weeks ago, we looked at the Wisdom Literature of Proverbs 1 and studied the two paths: The path of Wisdom and the path of Folly.  We learned that both wisdom and folly call to the young and naive, yet both lead to two different results: Wisdom leading to life, and folly leading to destruction.  

In much the same way, the Hebrew poetry of Psalm 1 opens with two opposing themes; however, in Psalm 1, the psalmist uses the terms “blessed man” and “wicked man” instead of “Wisdom” and “Folly.”  

But in these two “chapter ones” of Proverbs and Psalms, I believe there is a direct correlation between “wisdom” and the “blessed man” and “folly” and the “wicked man.”  For the blessed man is following the path of wisdom, and the wicked man is following the path of folly.

Today we will see how the Psalms support the Proverbs and vice versa.  We will also reach into Proverbs 4 and see direct commands on how to avoid the path of the wicked.   


Pastor Adam Mumpower