Posts Tagged ‘Cure for Stupid’

The Bible has plenty to say about stupid people.  The Bible calls them fools.  According to dictionary.com, a fool is “a silly or stupid person; a person who lacks judgment or sense.”

This post is not going to explore what stupid (foolish) is or what stupid does (fool’s behavior).  A detailed discussion of those topics can be found in the Book of Proverbs.

This post is aimed at the cure.  The cure for stupid is found in the Book of James.  A person who “lacks judgment or sense” is lacking in wisdom.  James1:5 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

Some caveats and provisos:

  • Wisdom is available to all and will be given in generous portion (James 1:5 “who gives to all liberally“)
  • Wisdom is linked with faith  (James 1:6-7 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord)
  • Wisdom received will be from above ( James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.
Believe God.  Ask for wisdom in faith believing that God does all that He promises.  Receive His wisdom, the wisdom from above, and your stupidity (foolishness) will be cured.

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