That's NOT Stupid, Stupid!
“I kid you not! That drunk guy stole the pick-up, drove it the wrong way on the freeway, just so he could run it into the church! It was so stupid!”
No, it wasn’t stupid -- it was shortsighted. Peter says that someone lacking in Christ-like character is shortsighted to the point of being blind. If those we are discipling are shortsighted, we need to purposefully encourage them to diligently growing in faith (2 Peter 1:5, 9).
“It was right in a Christian school too! He got up and said that the universe created itself – that it is the only thing that exists, has ever existed, and will ever exist. It was stoooopid!”
Unfortunately, that statement wasn’t stupid – it was foolish. David reminds us that the fool has said in his heart there is no God (Psalm 14:1). When those we are speaking to about the truth are foolish, we are to silence them by our good conduct (1 Peter 2:15) and reflect their foolishness back to them (Proverbs 26:4-5). If we don’t, we allow them continue unimpeded into woe (Isaiah 5:21).
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