“That’s what my neighbor said, ‘I can’t believe in a God Who won’t allow people who love each other to be together.’ So, I asked him if I could take his wife home, and he told me not to be stupid!”
But that idea isn’t stupid. It’s ignorant. Paul tells us that the ignorant do not know the righteousness of God; instead they are hell-bent on establishing their own righteousness (Romans 10:3). When those who we are mentoring are ignorant, we need teach them submission to the holiness of God. Otherwise, they will become wise in their own eyes and end up as the fool.
“Let me get this straight: he walked her to her door, but didn’t want to stay to explain to her father why they were so late…so he got hid in the bushes and got stuck? That is so stupid!”
Okay this one is close. But more than stupid, it was immature. The author of Hebrews tells us it is babes who cannot discern between good and evil. When we are instructing those who are immature, we are to exercise them to improve their judgment (Hebrews 5:16).
“Right in the middle of the store, the son was yelling, ‘Don’t tell me what to do!’ His mother was about 75, and if he was a day younger than 50…I’d be shocked.”
Now that was stupid! Because…
“Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.”
– Proverbs 12:1
Happy Father’s Day!
Written especially for those fathers whose favorite verse is Proverbs 12:1!
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.