15 Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to others.
Solomon says fools follow in their own ways believing their actions to always be right. But those who are wise listen to the advice of others and reconcile it with the lives to see if they are living a wisely.
Paul wrote the following in Romans 14:10-18, “So why do you condemn another believer? Why do you look down on another believer? Remember, we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. For the Scriptures say, ‘‘as surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bend to me, and every tongue will confess and give praise to God.’” Yes, each of us will give a personal account to God. So let’s stop condemning each other. Decide instead to live in such a way that you will not cause another believer to stumble and fall. I know and am convinced on the authority of the Lord Jesus that no food, in and of itself, is wrong to eat. But if someone believes it is wrong, then for that person it is wrong. And if another believer is distressed by what you eat, you are not acting in love if you eat it. Don’t let your eating ruin someone for whom Christ died. Then you will not be criticized for doing something you believe is good. For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. If you serve Christ with this attitude, you will please God, and others will approve of you, too. So then, let us aim for harmony in the church and try to build each other up.” Paul says we are to live a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. If we are wise we search for the happiness he describes and learn to love Christ with all our heart. And the things we often believe right we may find are only right at times or that we have been mistaken as we allow God to guide and correct us. Pray that you might be wise and be able to discern what God would have you do as opposed to the world. Learn to live by the Spirit of God and not the desires of man.