“They would none of my counsel: They despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, And be filled with their own devices. For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, And the prosperity of fools shall destroy them” (Proverbs 1:30-32).
There is no way to avoid the consequences of rejecting wisdom. Rejection of wisdom is deadly. A person can eat the satisfying fruit of wisdom or the fruit of foolishness. People can be filled with wisdom or with their own devices, which is the ultimate expression of “doing my own thing” and having it “my way.”
In the finally analysis, rejection of wisdom is deadly. When people make a decision to turn away from wisdom, they have signed their own death warrant. To the eyes of other fools, it may appear for a brief time they have made the right decision. But their prosperity and complacency are empty and deceitful. Some may be deceived into thinking that the prosperity is genuine, but when the real test comes, it fails.