Proverbs 1:20-22 says, “Wisdom calls aloud..How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity?”
Sin is foolishness in action. It goes against wisdom. It goes against common sense (which tragically is not as common as we wish it was). The word “simple” is a nice word we find in the King James translation of the Bible. But I’m not sure how well that word communicates to our modern culture the very important point being made. In truth, Proverbs 1:22 is essentially saying, “Hey stupid! How long are you going to stay stupid?” Harsh, but real.
As we look around in our culture we are confronted daily with stupidity in action. To give millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood to destroy babies is stupid! A man choosing to marry another man is stupid! Giving a man the green light to use a ladies bathroom or fitting room because he says he feels like a woman is stupid! And when people go along with this madness, giving it the appearance of legitimacy, well, it’s just downright stupid!
A critical point to be made is not just that sin is stupid (and foolish) but that ultimately it leads to death. “Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full – grown, brings forth death.” James 1:15. Also, we are told in Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Real freedom is found in coming to know Christ Jesus as your Lord and Savior. That is true freedom. […]
Source: AFA.net – The Stupidity of Sin