SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 06/27/15- “Don’t Get Stuck On Stupid!” (Proverbs 12:1)
Premise Question: What is the prudently wise, being the utmost effective way in producing the most preferred and desired results, in order for a person to learn, develop, grow and mature spiritually, emotionally, socially and then, to also have a high degree of mental acumen?
To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction. (Proverbs 12:1 NLT)
No matter who you are, if you’ll relish discipline, by fully embracing and allowing it to thoroughly train and equip you, in order to develop obedience in you, and, if you’ll be a lover of knowledge, by cherishing the principles of truth, it will increase your insight and understanding; causing an awareness in you of the great benefits derived from being one who loves, rather than disdains and despises discipline. But, if you are one who dislikes intensely, having an extreme hostility for and a detestable aversion of correction, by not yielding yourself to it, and then, allowing the necessary and appropriate remedy, along with any properly proposed adjustment to be applied to your wrongful thinking, inappropriate behavior or actions; then, you are simply quite foolish, without any sense, common or otherwise, and can therefore, be identified as being just plain stupid. (Proverbs 12:1 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Whatever walk or ilk a person comes from in life, there is going to come a time in their lives where they can no longer feign being ignorant or unaware. There may be a time in their lives though, that they are unaware that they’re even unaware! But once they’ve become aware, and been given the opportunity, through discipline and correction, to gain knowledge, understanding and insight, so as not to be unaware and ignorant any longer, they must necessarily take full responsibility for their thoughts, actions and behaviors. For when a person becomes aware and then chooses to not let go of their ignorant ways of thinking, with the accompanying behaviors, they can, at that time, be considered to be a stupid fool! It’s therefore, an absolute imperative, that in order to learn and acquire the knowledge needed to develop, mature and grow, in all areas of life, a person should embrace and love the discipline and correcting process; for it is, without a doubt, the most judiciously prudent way and will have the greatest effect, while producing the ultimate and most desired results. There’s an old saying: “You can’t fix stupid!” So don’t get stuck on stupid, by hating correction and discipline. Ignorance can be corrected and ultimately fixed, but there’s pretty much no hope for the belligerently stupid. Blessings…
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LOVE WINS, EVERY TIME!
“God allows what He hates to accomplish what He loves…”
A great quote that has been used by many different individual people, to respond to those folks who may ask why Papa God allows terrible and absolutely horribly awful things to happen…I’ve seen this quoted this past week by some of the family members of the victims of the racially motivated, murderous actions of an individual filled with anger, malice and hate. The kind of hate that can only be overcome with the love and goodness of Papa God, who Himself put on display, when He offered up His precious Son, Jesus Christ, who was without sin, upon a cruel cross, filled with abject shame and humiliation, to bear and carry all of humankind’s sin and transgressions, in order to overcome the darkness and evil that’s within each and every heart of humankind! Papa God’s only begotten laid His life down, as a ransom payment, so that He could purchase us, to be set free from sin and its penalty, taking us out of the darkness into His Holy Light, by removing every transgression and purifying every heart of all sin and iniquity, including all envy, jealousy, prejudice, resentment, hate, malice and murderous thoughts; and replacing it all with His unfailing love, undeserved mercy and abounding grace and His great loving kindness, so that, we can live in His presence of perfect peace and everlasting joy for eternity!
It has been quite encouraging and incredibly inspirational to see Papa God’s people of Mother Emanuel AME, as well as, all the people of Charleston, SC and beyond, allow His goodness and love to overcome and conquer the evil that was sent to steal, kill and destroy…When the people of God do this, love wins every time!
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good. (Romans 12:21 NIV, NLT) It would be a good thing to take in the entire chapter of Romans12…Blessings…