Simpleton

Reading for Today: Proverb Chapter 1

Gold Nugget
Verse 22a: 
How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity?

Commentary
It’s been said that ignorance is bliss. Although we understand its meaning and can even see its benefit, it is not really the application you want to live your life by. That being said, I believe many people really do live their life according to that “simple” philosophy. Some people want to be blind to certain things. Consider the wife that knows her husband is repeatedly unfaithful and yet pretends it isn’t happening. Those types of things really do happen, but is that healthy? It may be a good way to avoid conflict, but at what cost? Other people choose to remain ignorant just to avoid accountability. This is the area I wish to focus on today. Today’s “gold nugget” asks, How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? I mean, really? How long will you continue to remain ignorant? How long will you choose to avoid knowledge, hoping to avoid accountability? Some folks actually believe that gaining knowledge of God and His Word will cost them things they don’t want to give up. You know what? Their position is one of avoiding learning about God because they may find areas of their life that doesn't line up with His Word. This life in Christ is a growing experience. Of the growth that I have experienced, I have found a need to give up much of the old Steve ideas and practices to take on the Jesus ideas and practices. Choosing to remain “ignorant” or walking in “simplicity”, will stunt your spiritual growth and declare to God your choice to practice your own ways above His. This is a blatant rejection of His Lordship and an apparent display of your authority over His. All of this comes as a result of people choosing to remain ignorant and neglect spiritual growth. How long will you do this? How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity?

Prayer
Lord, I want to be more than a spiritual “simpleton”. I choose knowledge and wisdom over ignorance and false bliss. Help me to drive for spiritual growth and closeness to you.  Amen

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