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Summary: To show that fool's thoughts are always sin, and the scoffer/scorners are hateful to mankind.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you a fool? No, fools are unbelievers.

Psalms 14:1 (Amplified Bible)

14:1 To the Chief Musician. [A Psalm] of David. THE [empty-headed] fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable deeds; there is none that does good or right.

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that fool's thoughts are always sin, and the scoffer/scorners are hateful to mankind.

IV. TEXT:

Proverbs 24:9 (Amplified Bible)

24:9 The plans of the foolish and the thought of foolishness are sin, and the scoffer is an abomination to men.

Proverbs 24:9 (King James Version)

24:9 The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for we have the mind of CHRIST that always focused on You.

VI. TITLE:

What is hateful among men?

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Authors: Credited generally to King Solomon before his character downfall/decline.

B. Date written: from 931 to 686 B.C.

C. Purpose: To give moral instruction

D. Main Theme: Fear of the LORD

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Plans and thoughts of the foolish - ALL are sin.

"The plans of the foolish and the thought of foolishness are sin,"

2 Corinthians 10:5 (Amplified Bible)

10:5 [Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One),

Matthew 15:19 (Amplified Bible)

15:19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts (reasonings and disputings and designs) such as murder, adultery, sexual vice, theft, false witnessing, slander, and irreverent speech.

Isaiah 55:7 (Amplified Bible)

55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the Lord, and He will have love, pity, and mercy for him, and to our God, for He will multiply to him His abundant pardon.

The thoughts of the foolish are hateful to GOD and it's also hateful to men. That's why we have the mind of CHRIST and advised to think on heavenly things not on physical.

1 Corinthians 2:16 (Amplified Bible)

2:16 For who has known or understood the mind (the counsels and purposes) of the Lord so as to guide and instruct Him and give Him knowledge? But we have the mind of Christ (the Messiah) and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart.

Philippians 4:8 (Amplified Bible)

4:8 For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].

Proverbs 4:23 (Amplified Bible)

4:23 Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.

Quotations:

Psalms 14:1 (Amplified Bible)

14:1 To the Chief Musician. [A Psalm] of David. THE [empty-headed] fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable deeds; there is none that does good or right.


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