That was a question raised at church today. Interesting isn't it?
Pr 27:12 says A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished. Simple = lack of good judgement, wavering, easily led astray.
This post may ramble, and I apologize ahead of time if it does. These are thoughts I had while listening to the message today.
How do you learn? There are many ways, some easier then others.
You can learn from obedience, or from experience. Sometimes we experience evil instead of obeying God. Do we learn from that? Do we next time obey instead of experiencing the evil, or do we stay stuck on stupid?
When you learn from experience the test is first and then the lesson. Wouldn't it be easier to have the lesson first?
Your direction and not your intention, determines your destination. Remember the road to hell is paved with good intentions, but it still leads to hell.
A prudent person realizes that all life is connected. Cause = effect
That whatever I do today will affect my tomorrow.
Simple person thinks life is not connected. I can do anything I want to do today and it will not affect my tomorrow. They think there will always be a tomorrow. Stuck on stupid.
Simple person thinks that if they hurt someone by their actions or words and ask for that person's forgiveness, that there is nothing else to make up for. Just because you ask for forgiveness doesn't mean you are of not responsible for the consequences of your previous actions. God forgives sin, not consequences. To do so would go against God's very character. You must reap what you sow. If you have sow sin, you will reap the consequences of that sin even after you are forgiven. You can't sow rice and get a harvest of beans.
Pr 26:11 As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool retuneth to his folly.
People stuck in destructive cycles of behavior are just as a dog returning to their vomit. The worst part of vomiting is the aftertaste. sin = consequences
The wise take action. They move in the right direction, which brings relief.
Remember life is hard with God, and impossible without Him.
Are you choosing today to be stuck on stupid?