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Don't be an Idiot

December 5, 2010 Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: Chasing the Wind - Ecclesiastes

Topic: Exposition Scripture: Ecclesiastes 9:13–10:20

Fools and Idiots

In the Context of Kings


Ecclesiastes 9:13-10:20

The Strong Value of Wisdom (13-18)

            ...and the ever present idiocy


Proverbs and Illustrations of Wisdom and Idiocy

Ecclesiastes 10:1


Ecclesiastes 10:2-4

...the idiot broadcast system


Ecclesiastes 10:5-7

When the wheel turns those who are lowest rise and the highest sink.  Patience, then, believers, eternity will right the wrongs of time.  

– Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Ecclesiastes 10:8-11


Ecclesiastes 10:12-15

Ways to be an idiot with your mouth

1. Idiot words consume and engulf life in misery

2. Idiot talk goes from bad to worse

3. Idiots never lack many words

4. Idiots talk about what they don't know

5. Idiots end up lost

Ecclesiastes 10:16-17


Ecclesiastes 10:18-20 

Proverbs 6:9-11


Wisdom Comes from Following the Wise

Jesus Christ the Wisdom of God


Community Meditation Questions

  • In what areas of life have you been an idiot? If that question is too uncomfortable ask it this way: In what areas of life do you need more practical wisdom? Finances? Friendships? Career? Relating to Authority?
  • Where have you observed something get ruined by “a little folly?”
  • What are some of the practical consequences when “idiots rule the world?” Who is a leader either now or from history that you respect as being wise and helpful to the people they lead?
  • Are they areas of sloth/laziness of which we need to repent?
  • How does the gospel, ultimate wisdom, free us from fear and give courage to tackle life day to day with practical wisdom?

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