“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).
Come with me as we grow in fellowship with each other and our Savior to whom belongs the Amazing Escape from sin and death and the Amazing Journey into glorious life.