J.A. Medders: Lord, Help My Stupidity

We pray for all kinds of things in our lives—healing, strength in temptation, help with children—but have you ever asked God to help you in case of stupidity?

When the Bible talks about stupidity, it’s not merely addressing book-smarts or street-smarts, I.Q. or knowing lots of information about a lot of things. You can be really smart and still be super stupid. Knowing the superfluidity factors of quantum mechanics pales in comparison to knowing how to live wisely before the Lord.

When God is addressing our stupidity, he’s talking about our lack of wisdom—a kink in our walking in holiness before the Lord.

I don’t wanna be stupid. I’m sure you don’t either. Here are three areas where the Lord points out common stupidities to avoid. And with the omni-wise Jesus leading our lives, stupidity can be in our past.

Avoid stupidity by not hating correction from others.

“Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but one who hates correction is stupid.” (Proverbs 12:1 CSB)

Stupid people aren’t the ones being corrected; it’s the ones who hate being corrected. Pride and stupidity are the Tweedledee and Tweedledum of our lives. They love to travel together, play off of each other, and clog up your life. Do you hate when your spouse corrects you? Your boss? A friend? Hear the word of the Lord.

“Father, humble me. Help me to hear from my friends, family and others in my life. I know I’m still being made more like Jesus. Help me, Spirit.”

Avoid stupidity by trusting God and not watering bitterness.

“When I became embittered and my innermost being was wounded, I was stupid and didn’t understand; I was an unthinking animal toward you.” (Psalms 73:21–22 CSB)

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Source: Church Leaders