The Daily Nosh – Proverbs 26:8
Like one who binds the stone in a sling is the one who gives honor to a fool. (ESV) Proverbs 26:8
Nosh: To give honor to someone is to empower them in the eyes of others. Bestowing honor to those who don’t deserve it confers to them credibility with which they can hurt others through their foolish decisions and conduct. It also makes whoever bestowed honor to them look like fools as well, and may result in blame and other negative consequences from those who have been hurt by their foolish conduct.