Machias Community Church

I'm so stewpid! 

Posted by Pastor Ron Friday, October 01, 2010 6:00:00 AM

Have you ever felt that way?  So stupid you couldn't even spell it.

Well, it's better to be stupid than to be a fool.  A fool would never feel stupid because a fool is wise in his own eyes.

If you took my hint and started reading a Proverb each day then you came across this yesterday:

 "Surely I am more stupid than any man,  and do not have the understanding of a man.  I neither learned wisdom nor have knowledge of the Holy One." Proverbs 30:2-3  NKJV

Wow!  The Book of Proverbs is the book of wisdom.   What a surprise to run into this toward the end.  The writer is basically saying, "I'm so stupid!"

What would prompt such self-deprecation and self-loathing?  Getting to the end of the matter.

 When we finally get to the end of ourselves we really aren't so smart after all.  Compared to God, we really don't know much of anything.  Apart from God, what we think we know is all messed up.

Job had his own "I'm so stupid" moment when he finally faced God's wisdom.

The good news is that God has chosen the stupid heads of the world to shame the wise guys.  (my paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 1:27)

So, read God's Word.  It turns stupid into wise.