As Christians, Jesus instructs us to be sly as a fox among raving wolves, but not stupid. Sure enough Christians are often portrayed as weak, cowering creatures when pushed to task buckle and capitulate under simple duress. While this might be true for some, I don’t believe it for most.
Quite frankly, we are probably not hard-boiled eggs when it comes to resistance, but nonetheless we are at least generally long term resilient. Above all of this, we are not stupid.
On the whole, I have found Christians to be some of the most well-read, well-educated thinking people on earth.
Often we fail to experience some of the Christian rewards as we do tend to over intellectualize our spiritual nature, but once again, we are not stupid.
In obedience to God and in keeping with the commands of Jesus we are to serve out our time on this earth as servants to one another. And since we are put in charge of these tasks we are to be good Stewarts in administrating it. All of this requires wisdom, a holy wisdom that should come from above.
The question then becomes: How do we go about this? The answer is really a simple one if we use Jesus and only Jesus as the guide. If Jesus is at the helm there can only be one answer in how to serve and it will not require stupidity but one that is right and wise. Much of what we do out of church today is stupid and it is stupid as it conforms to the ways of man and is self imposed.
If the church were to yield to the lordship of Jesus we would cease to be stupid about it and would witness the results. For those of us who desire to see people ‘return’ to God, we should be direct and final in seeing only Jesus as the author of what is right and wrong. And that means we are to quit being stupid and doing it by the thoughts of man.