Proverbs 1:31

Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
– Proverbs 1:31

Wisdom is not natural with us. We have to receive it. Folly is natural to us. We have to refuse it. The judgment that comes on those who continually refuse wisdom is that they are allowed to go their own way to the end. In other words, fools plant a crop of folly and come to eat their own harvest in the end. Paul taught that we reap what we sow (Galatians 6:7-8). When we refuse wisdom, we are given our folly to the full and the consequences thereof. When we thus suffer at our own hands, we have none else to blame.

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