8 ways to recognize a scorner

Hey there BCU Family!

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Podcast highlights

    • The Word of God,  in particular, the book of Proverbs, admonishes us about being wise versus foolish.
    • While foolish is a general term and the opposite of wisdom, there are different types of foolish people.
    • This lesson will focus on the scornful fool (in Hebrew, the word for scorn is “luts“, defined as making mouths at), who is void of wisdom and understanding (and is not interested in it), often resorts to mockery and disrespect to get back at those who are  walking in wisdom and/or try and correct him/her.

Scripture references                    

Scorners are:

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

Scorners do:

How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? (Proverbs 1:22).

A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke (Proverbs 13:1).

A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth (Proverbs 14:6).

A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise (Proverbs 15:12).

Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath (Proverbs 29:8).

When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge (Proverbs 21:11).

Scorners outcome:

Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools (Proverbs 19:29).

Listen, BCU Fam, this study ENLIGHTENED me! The vile scornful spirit and any by-products of it has to go in the mighty name of Jesus! Let’s talk some more about this! Please share your thoughts on scornfulness in the comment section–right here on the BlenCouragesU.com website.

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6 thoughts on “8 ways to recognize a scorner

    1. Hey Jevon! I LOVE what you said about scorners not being close companions. Now that I think about it, I may have to check a friend or two off my list–that spirit is catchy.

      I’m so very honored you stopped by, Sis. Thank you SO much for your kind words and commenting. God bless you MUCHO!


  1. What a rich study! I’ve never really fully understood scornfullness until now. Wow! I definitely recognize it in my life. I’ve avoided folks I would normally hear and take heed to because I wanted to stay wrong. I’m older and I really don’t want to be that way ever again, but I’ve got to remain vigilant. It seems that at this point in our walk, the danger would be to be inwardly scornful toward God as a matter of heart, rebuking HIS correction or trying to put it off as something else. That’s just downright scary. I also want to be open if I’ve offended someone so that I really hear them when they come to me instead of ridiculing them or dismissing them. I see this so much within the body. We are given a Word or something to share in obedience, or even just a different revelation of some long-held religious truth, and are ridiculed or rebuked. Some folks are even excommunicated from that local expression of the Body. That scornful spirit divides churches and families. It destroys relationships. This is just within the church. I’m reminded of II Timothy 4:3, but the folks we’re tasked with drawing to Christ are very often downright offended by the very idea of righteousness God’s way. There are those who even conveniently claim Christ then get mad when they’re taken to task on how He would treat those who they obviously hate. That’s so very pervasive now in our world. This is just too rich. There’s so much to think about.

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    1. Hey Angel!

      As usual, your comments hit home– in at least three ways: 1) Avoiding the wise because I wanted to stay wrong (the stories I can tell). 2) Dealing with offenses properly as the Scriptures tell us to (Matthew 18:15-20). 3) And ESPECIALLY inwardly scorning God. Sure we many not say to God how we feel, but practiced disobedience speaks scorn on many levels. Father please forgive us and thank you Jesus for giving us a chance to get things right before we leave here!

      Angel, I also thank God for you sharing your thoughts–you’ve given the BCU Family (myself included) quite a bit to reflect on, pray through and follow through on with the Lord’s help.

      Glory to God for all He’s doing—it’s marvelous!

      Love you!



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