The depths of stupid out there are really overwhelming.
Any given subject has people firmly stationed on the idiot side of the spectrum. Politics. Sports. Theology. People argue about chickens for crying out loud.
What does a guy do when he comes across idiocy? Especially since everything a guy comes across is so idiotic?
Should something be said to the idiot every time?
Solomon said, “Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.”
You can’t just go around getting ticked off, being all hot and bothered about every idiotic word that proceeds from the mouth of idiots. You’ll be exhausted, for ye have the idiots always with you.
The wrath of man does not work the righteousness of God.
At the same time, good night people, we can’t just let the idiots get away with their idiocy now can we?
Solomon also says, “Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.”
If idiots are never corrected, they’ll go on being an idiot yet feeling really swell about it. Not correcting an idiot can show a disinterest in their well-being.
But, but, but Solomon, you just said two different things! How do I know which to do? Solomon, you’re the smartest guy in the world, make a decision for me!
But Solomon won’t. Solomon knows idiots abound. Solomon doesn’t know what to do with them any more than you do.
Solomon knows there’s “a time to keep silence, and a time to speak.” Good luck picking the right time!
Faith puts us in total dependence upon God and the working of the Holy Spirit. Pray. Breathe. Think. Esteem others better than yourself.
Too much of our judgments of idiots is nothing more than an over-estimation of our own virtue.
By love serve one another. “For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men“