The Prating Fool

Scripture Passage: 
Proverbs 10:8,10; 3 John 10

INTRODUCTION: Prate: to talk much and foolishly; chatter; to make idle talk

  1. PRATING WORDS ARE DISOBEDIENT WORDS  (Proverbs 10:8)
    1. Interpretation
    2. Examples
      1. The Sluggard   (Proverbs 26:13-16)
      2. The Rebellious   (1 Samuel 15:13-23)
    3. Application   (1 Timothy 5:13)
  2. PRATING WORDS ARE DECEITFUL WORDS  (Proverbs 10:10)
    1. Interpretation – (Proverbs 6:13)  winking: a sign of secret agreement, secret flirtation or lying
    2. Examples
      1. Causing Division  (Romans 16:17-18)
      2. Causing Heresy  (Titus 1:10-11; 2 Timothy 2:16-17)
    3. Application  (Ephesians 4:25; Colossians 3:9-10)
  3. PRATING WORDS ARE DESTRUCTIVE WORDS  (3 John:9-10)
    1. Interpretation
    2. Example  ( Proverbs 12:6,18; 25:18; James 3:5-9)
    3. Application  ( Ephesians 4:31; 1 Peter 2:1)

CONCLUSION:  Matthew 12:36 – To Give Account for Every Idle Word; may God help us to keep a watch on our tongue.

David Reagan

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 24:22

For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?