1st Kings 10:23-24 "So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom."
(Ecclesiastes 9:13-16 ". . . the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.")
11:1-8 "But . . . when Solomon was old . . . his wives turned away his heart after other gods. . . ."
v. 14 "And the Lord stirred up an adversary unto Solomon, Hadad the Edomite. . . ."
v. 23 "And God stirred him up another adversary, Rezon the son of Eliadah. . . ."
v. 25 "And he was an adversary to Israel all the days of Solomon. . . ."
(A whole nation suffered because of one man's folly, and it was a great folly.)
Ecclesiastes 10:1 A little folly will stink up the whole thing.
v. 2 The heart is the thing we're concerned with her, not wisdom or riches. (See above underlined.)
Proverbs 28:26 "He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool. . . ."
Jeremiah 17:9 "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked. . . ."
Ecclesiastes 4:13 "Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished."
Proverbs 26:12 "Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him."
Proverbs 27:5 "Open rebuke is better than secret love."
3:11-12 "For whom the Lord loveth, he correcteth: even as a father the son in whom he delighteth."
Genesis 4:3-7 A rejected correction, and Cain is out of the picture.
1st Samuel 15:22-23 "For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry."
Psalm 101:4 "A froward heart shall depart from me. . . ."
Proverbs 3:32 "For the froward is abomination to the Lord: but his secret is with the righteous."
1:5-7 "A wise man will hear . . . but fools despise wisdom and instruction."
4:1,10,13 "Hear . . . Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life."
5:7 "Hear . . . and depart not from the words of my mouth ."
Matthew 7:24-26 ". . . whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them. . . ."
"Yea, but that's God's words: that's different!" Is that so?
Matthew 10:14-15 "And whosoever shall not . . . hear your words . . . ."
John 15:20 ". . . if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also."
Ezekiel 3:4-7 "But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me. . . ."
(Matthew 13:53-57 "A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.")
Proverbs 8:13 ". . . pride, and arrogancy . . . and the froward mouth, do I hate."
v. 33 "Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not."
9:9 "Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser. . . ."
12:1 "Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish."
v. 15 "The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise."
19:20 "Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end."
v. 27 "Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge."
Ecclesiastes 7:5 "It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools."
Romans 1:21-22 "Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. . . ." (Harvard, Yale, etc.)
(In other words, forget college along with "hanging out" with your worldly "friends.")
Matthew 13:13-15 "For this people's heart is waxed gross. . . ." (It was always a heart problem!)
23:19 "Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way." (Not the other way around.)
vs. 22-23 "Buy the truth and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding."
Ecclesiastes 5:1-2 & 6 "Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin. . . . "
1st Timothy 4:16 "Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them. . . ."
James 1:1-24 "Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath. . . ."