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Scoff, Scoffer

SCOFF, SCOFFER (לִיץ, H4329; ἐμπάικτης). To willfully refuse to learn the way of the Lord; to mock those who do. OT usage. In Proverbs the scoffer is characterized by his refusal to learn the way of wisdom, the basis of true happiness. Since wisdom is more than an intellectual achievement, but is also an ethical-religious attitude of committment to God, scoffing is more than a matter of naive ignorance; it is sinful, foolish pride (Prov 9:7-10; 21:24; 24:9). 3. The believer’s triumph over scoffing. The underlying motive for scoffing at Christ is the desire for self-justification (Luke 16:11), the refusal to accept Christ as one’s only righteousness. For those who have their honor in Christ it is inappropriate that they seek the dishonor of any (James 2:6). For any to fall away from Christ would mean their exclusion from any future repentance, for they would have put Christ again to shame (1 Cor 11:27; Heb 6:6). There will continue to be mockers, questioning the return of Christ