There is something about been simple and been stupid. According to the writer of the book of proverbs, simply put, simple people are stupid people! And the connection is not just because both words started with S, there is much more. But first, let's see what the word has to say about simplicity and stupidity! Some detailed reading from the book of Proverbs will suffice here and that's where we will stop today!
I like reading scriptures, so let's do that together
||| The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple |||
Psalms 119:130 KJV
According to the Psalmist then the simple man is the one without understanding!
||| O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart ||| Proverbs 8:5 KJV
The simple and the stupid were mentioned in the same breath, meaning they are the same; been simple is been stupid! A harsh and hard truth! Some more scriptures still:
||| To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion ||| Proverbs 1:4 KJV
Subtility to the simple? What does that mean? In this context and from the root words it meant a form of mental sophistication and depth which is the hallmark of mental maturity! I won't go into all the details of that but the amplified version of this verse puts it in better perspective;
||| That prudence (good judgment, astute common sense) may be given to the naive or inexperienced [who are easily misled], And knowledge and discretion (intelligent discernment) to the youth ||| Proverbs 1:4 AMP
As you can see from this scripture, simplicity is a function of mental naivety! Where there is maturity there is no naivety and where there is maturity what do you see? GOOD JUDGEMENT AND ASTUTE COMMON SENSE! Now that sounds so mundane and ordinary but in real-world terms, these are rare gems! Where is any astute sense in the world today? We are in a world where people act before they think rather than think before they act! I don't want to do too many personal commentaries in this one but to read scriptures. So let's read one or two and we will bring this home.
||| A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing ||| Proverbs 9:13 KJV
At the root of this woman's simplicity and foolishness is her mental shallowness: she knows nothing!!! It, therefore, means that depth of knowledge separates a person from simplicity, mental naivety, and shallowness! Depth of knowledge will influence and shape your perspective of things! Now we can see here the connection between the simple and the stupid.
Been simple means been plain, on the surface, without depth, without research, easily accepting the norms and standard, a mind that cannot reason on its own, a mind that is easily swayed, a mind that rarely questions, a mind that flows with the flow and treads with the trend, simply put, a simple mind is shallow! A simple mind is a naive mind, without sophistication and maturity!
Having a Ph.D. doesn't exempt a man from foolishness, while knowledge is the foundation for mental soundness, reasoning is the transformative process that turns knowledge into quality discernment and judgment! This is therefore not about your degree of qualification but the degree of your mental cogitation and meditation!
Mental sophistication is a product of great and continual meditation, the reasoning capacity of the mind determines its quality and output!
There is a supernatural dimension to this however, you cannot be anointed and be simple-minded! The major fruit of the anointing is to give us superior insights into the issues of life!
About Jesus, it was written in Isaiah 11:1-3,
||| And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord; And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears ||| Isaiah 11:1-3 KJV
When the anointing comes its greatest fruit is that it will give us a supernatural and sophisticated understanding such that when we critique, analyzed, and make judgments it will be beyond what the natural data can produce. Read those last words again, " shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord" and the consequence of this is that when others say it is A he would say, no it is B! Why is this so? For "he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears"! In other words, His judgment will be beyond what is on the surface even though it may contradict what the eyes see and what the ear hears, it is superior judgment! Hallelujah!
At the onset of the current global crisis, albeit a manufactured crisis, I said all that needed to be said, things which go against the acceptable standard and knowledge, and it's a year on, and all of these have been proven to be true! Today there are several written detailed publication that has called this whole fiasco a FRAUD! Dr. Mikovitch did a video which she calls PLANDEMIC, and trust the world censoring body and fact-checkers, they have removed it from the internet space! But that documentary captures all that is happening today: the globalist manufactured a crisis under which guise they are changing the world and the simple-minded people of the world, who when you tell things like this are quick to shout conspiracy theories, who are all following, hook line and sinker the bogus lies they are been fed everyday!
Today the people who are been majorly censored are those who have refused to be simple-minded, minds who have refused to accept the popular narratives of the day but have instead chosen to research and question what is set before them before they swallow! These have become social outcasts because they have refused to accept the new normal! They are social outcasts because they have refused to be gullible! Simplicity is often the first step to gullibility and wholesale deception, for the simple-minded can ve easily swayed and deceived!
People have asked me are you an expert? And these are believers! I mean the mind I carry is bigger than that of an expert, it's not the expert mind, it's the creator's mind! And 1 Corinthians 2:16 tells us the capacity of this mind!
||| For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ ||| 1 Corinthians 2:16 KJV
See this is the creator's mind, a mind that can dialogue with God at the same level, so where does an expert figures here? Sometimes when people advise you to follow the expert, it's a nice way of saying, suspend your reasoning and follow the established norm! To the simple and stupid that's something you can do but to an anointed mind that is not acceptable and not good enough! For when you operate at this level of the mind of Christ, you can instruct God! How arrogant does that sound? Well, Moses was advising God on how to deal with the children of Israel. There was a time God was so angry he wanted to kill all of them, but Moses told him that the other nations will only make a mockery of God who kills his own very chosen after delivering them from Pharaoh, why deliver them in the first place? And with those words of advice from Moses, God changed his ways! Hallelujah! That is the mind of Christ, it can instruct the creator!
This is why in Isaiah 1:18 the Bible says come and let us reason together! God and Moses reasoned together, God didn't censor Moses because he had a different opinion and perspective! No! But that is what is happening in the world today, you are censored from saying anything different from the acceptable norms and standards! It's the beginning of the march of the masses and the world towards simplicity, where you are simple and stupid, accepting all that you are told without questioning the norms! They tell you to wear a mask and you do without questioning the rationale or the science, no, you just accept. Well to those suffocating under the masks, this is about one year I have lived as a DIVERGENT, not accepting that mask science (there is a movie called this?), and I am still healthy!
This plandemic is the reason why the unthinking church too is putting in front of its building no mask, no entry! I have asked myself many times will Jesus do that if he was alive? No, no, no! How wise are these actions? Well the year 2020, the year of the so-called pandemic and worst virus in history is the year that the world recorded the least number of deaths as compared to the three previous years before it! To add salt to injury, almost all of these figures were from COVID! I mean once covid came in people suddenly stopped dying of cancer and other diseases? To the simple-minded, this still sounds plausible!
Censorship and fact-checking all attempts to make people simple-minded and stupid, all accepting and never questioning, even God cannot do that!
To be continued!