Call it tooting my own horn, but this was a great post from Proverbial Thought.
“The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.”
This verse and verse 9 are very similar; both talk about worthlessness of wisdom given to fools. In this verse we see a parable compared to a crippled person’s legs. In verse 9 we will see a parable compared to a thorn in a drunk’s hand.
Before we go any further, let’s make sure we understand what a parable is. One dictionary defines a parable as “an extended metaphor or simile which compares a religious truth with a common experience or circumstance in life.”  But if that was too confusing, a parable is “a simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson.” 
Jesus was famous for using parables to illustrate certain truths to His disciples. For example, you may remember the parables of the mustard seed (Matt…
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