Proverbs 23:9

Do not speak in the hearing of a fool,

    for he will despise the good sense of your words.

Proverbs 23:9 ESV

This verse speaks to the futility of reasoning with a fool. One of the hallmarks of a fool is his unwillingness to listen to wisdom or correction (Prov 13:1). Therefore, don’t be surprised if he becomes angry if you do share wisdom with him (Proverbs 9:8).

Here’s a take home test: How do you respond when corrected by another?

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