Every prudent and self-disciplined man acts with knowledge, But a [closed-minded] fool [who refuses to learn] displays his foolishness [for all to see]. Proverbs 13:16 The Holy Bible Amplified Version
I have seen many who thought they were so smart and in reality they were as bright as a burned out light bulb. They were also very arrogant. There was no talking with them. They thought they knew everything.
For example, when teaching in Asia many of the new teachers had university degree’s. They looked down on me and mocked me self righteously because they were superiority intelligent than I.
What they did not know is that you teach Asian differently than in the west because they learn differently. When I would try to explain this to them they looked at me like I was a piece of rubbish on the street and remarked how they would show me the proper way to teach because I was a simpleton. Of course their classes were disasters. Rather than lower themselves to admit they were wrong, they continued on teaching the wrong way and blaming their failures on the students. This was very common.
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has it’s limits, stupidity knows no limits. Joseph a son of Jehovah
There has been numerous other examples of this in varying professions I have been in and in different social environments.
Personally I have found the bigger the chip on the shoulders is a good indication that they are blockheads. Joseph a son of Jehovah
Prayer: Please El Deah (God of knowledge) bless me with Your Divine knowledge and the humbless to generously share this wisdom with others. Please shame me publicly when I begin to become big headed. You are the only one that deserves glory. Bless me to be prudent in accepting praise and self disciplined in sharing knowledge with others so as to give glory unto You and not me. I meekly request this in the name of the wisest, yet humblest of them all Jesus Christ. Amen
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love fill your heart today and every day. Joseph a son of Jehovah