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Folly is joy to him who is destitute of discernment, But a man of understanding walks uprightly (Proverbs 15:21, NKJV). The word “folly” is rendered “foolish,” “stupid,” and the dictionary defines it as the lack of good sense, or judgment. In this proverb, it is best understood in relation to the word “uprightly.” In other words, the man of folly is a man who walks in wickedness, lacking good judgment. In one respect, it is easy to understand why one translation reads “stupid.” In the Lord’s word there is no “letting down easy” when it comes to such important matters in life. On the other hand, the man of understanding is the man who does know the Lord Way, and He chooses to live it. Consequently, he walks upright seeing His path before the Lord. RT