It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise than for a man to hear the song of fools.
Yeah 🎶. The world is full of the song of fools. I mean walk in any of your average shopping store. How about iTunes or YouTube, what are they selling you?
Sometimes just listen to a blasting sound from a person next to you at a traffic light stop. We have no shortage of the song of fools. Or check the song and apps uploaded in your very own phone!
It is one thing to hear them sing in the world and another hearing fools singing their song in church. This song of fools have invaded the church too.
The Teacher in Ecclesiastes 7:5 tell us, it is better to hear the rebuke of the wise than for a man to hear the song of fools.
I don’t know about you but I’ve listened to the song of fools for a big chunky of my life and this verse is refreshing. It is truly renewing my mind. Next time I hear some stupid tune I’ll shout this verse. Let the wise rebuke me than listening to this song of fools. I’m sorry Rihanna, P Diddy, J Lo- you gotta go. What about the View, #Impeachment hearsay, Twitter, prosperity gospel?—🤦🏾♀️.
It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise. That’s the answer. #wisdom
Now, let’s not overlook a few important words from this verse:
- the rebuke: “the” rebuke
- the wise: “the” stands for specificity. This made me pause. Who can be this, “the wise?”
In a nutshell this title belongs to God. There is no any other being or person or university wiser than Him. He knows everything from the end to the beginning. Listen to Him!
His word is full of wisdom for correction, teaching, rebuking, instruction in righteousness so that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work, (2 Timothy 3:16-17 paraphrased).
- the song of fools: notice the word, “the” again. The word, “song” is singular and the word, “fools” is plural. Meaning hearing the same song from different fools. “The song of fools.” Look, the song of fools comes in all forms, shapes, sizes and color. Because fools are many, they sing the same song in different manner. Their father, the devil has no new songs real. He recycle the same old tune using different fools, ok. There you have.