Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Sin of Being Stupid

I'm fond of saying, "God's not mad at you". And the Bible insists that when we're under the blood of Jesus, He isn't mad!

Apparently though, suppressing and denying the truth really ticks God off! ...

Note this verse:

"But God shows His anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who push the truth away from themselves" (Romans 1:18 NLT).
Those who push the truth away are labeled as sinful and wicked and are, as a consequence, the object of God's wrath. To push the truth away--to refuse reality--to embrace ignorance--is to enrage God. Thus, it is a sin to be stupid!

The Bible tells us to "speak the truth in love" (Ephesians 4:15) and we spend a lot of time talking about how to do this effectively . . . but maybe it's time we learned how to "hear the truth in love". It's been said, "You can't fix stupid!" Well I've got news for you--Jesus can fix anything--even stupid!

If you're tired of stupid, take a look at James 1:5 and James 1:19-25.


Zoe Rose said...

I like your blog a lot. I am from the UK and I have just stumbled upon your blog whilst using the next blog button. Lately I have come to think perhaps ignorance is bliss and I sometimes would like to pretend that all the bad things that I see happening in the world were not really there but now I realise from your post that to deny the reality of the world is not being honest with myself or with God. I will keep this post in mind from now on. Thank you.

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