Proverbs 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.
Am I one who has utmost confidence in my own thinking; I am bright and I know it?
Am I one who confuses knowledge with wisdom?
Am I one who needs not the “multitude of counselors?”
Am I one who ignores parents, elders, and those who have gone before me?
Am I one who ignores history; must I learn lessons the hard way?
Am I one who believes I will get away with it; I am the exception to the rule?
Am I one who reads not God’s Word?
Am I one who has stopped learning?
Am I one who does not value teachers — those whom God calls “gifts” to his people?
Am I one who thinks my heart is not deceitful?
Am I one who ignores God’s Law — all the good commands I should keep but always break?
Am I one who ignores God’s Gospel — all the good promises God preforms for me?
Am I foolish?
Should I repent, pray for humility, trust the Wonderful Counselor, look for fresh grace, open the scriptures, learn from teachers, talk with elders, find a mentor, study history, surround myself with like-minded fellows, and avoid congregating with fools?