Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit. (Proverbs 26:4-5, KJV)
There is a time to answer a fool and there is a time to not answer a fool. When to answer a fool is when a fool is sincere in his or her heart in their ignorance. Therefore, let them know the Truth so that they won’t remain in their ignorance. A wise person discerns the spirit and heart of others and know how to respond without strife. When not to answer a fool is when a person tries to fool someone in their folly without knowing how wise the person that they are trying to play. Therefore, it is wise for us not to try to fool anyone in any evil way to get your way. Honesty and Truth is the best policy. God will always back us up when we walk and live by the Truth of all things. Let us put God first and be wise in all that we do. Peace and blessings to those that will consent to wisdom.