Brothers and sisters, let us delve into the divine wisdom of the Holy Scriptures and explore the truth that sin makes you foolish and blind. As it is written, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction” (Proverbs 1:7).
When we stray from the path of righteousness and indulge in sinful deeds, our hearts become clouded with darkness. The allure of sin may seem enticing, but its end is destruction and emptiness. As it is said, “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap” (Galatians 6:7).
Look to the story of King Solomon, who was gifted with great wisdom by the Lord. Yet, in his later years, he allowed sin to corrupt his heart by taking foreign wives and worshipping their gods. His wisdom turned to foolishness, and his kingdom suffered for it.
Another example lies in the tale of Samson, a man blessed with extraordinary strength. However, his downfall came when he allowed himself to be ensnared by the deceitful Delilah, betraying his vow to God. Sin blinded him to the truth, leading to his captivity.
Remember, beloved, that sin is not only an act but also a state of the heart. It deceives us into thinking we can handle its consequences, but it slowly erodes our understanding and judgment.
Dear friends now let’s see the Bible scriptures below that talk about Sin Makes You Stupid.
“Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools”
“The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit”
“He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered”
“Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted”
“The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom”
“A wise man’s heart is at his right hand; but a fool’s heart at his left”
“He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed”
“A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself”
“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good”
“Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him”
“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death”
“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good”
“For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge”
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children”
“He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy”
“Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight”
“A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent”
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding”
1 Corinthians 3:19
“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness”
“A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident”
“The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge”
“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves”
“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise”
1 Corinthians 2:14
“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned”
“The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility”
“As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly”
“How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?”
“For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord”
“And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord , that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding”
“The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall”
“A fool’s lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes. A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul”
“Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known”
“Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom”
“A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards”
“When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom”
“Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord , and depart from evil”
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”
“Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate”
“A fool’s wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame”
“The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness”
1 Corinthians 1:20
“Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?”
“Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen”
“Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish”
“Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility”
“But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work”
“Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall”
“Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end”
“Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart”
“The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools”
Q: How can we guard ourselves against the deception of sin?
A: By remaining steadfast in prayer and immersing ourselves in the Word of God. We must also surround ourselves with fellow believers who can provide encouragement and accountability.
Q: Is it possible to be completely free from sin’s influence?
A: While we strive for holiness, we must recognize that all have sinned and fall short of God’s glory (Romans 3:23). Yet, through the grace of Jesus Christ, we can repent and be forgiven, finding strength to resist sin’s temptations.
Q: Can small sins also lead to foolishness?
A: Indeed, even seemingly minor sins can accumulate and harden our hearts. As the Bible warns, “Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards, for our vineyards are in blossom” (Song of Solomon 2:15).
Q: Does God abandon us when we sin?
A: No, the Lord is compassionate and slow to anger, always ready to forgive those who turn back to Him. Even in our sinful state, He calls us to return and seek His mercy.
Q: Can we overcome the consequences of our foolishness?
A: While some consequences of sin may linger, the Lord can redeem and restore our lives when we humbly seek Him. His power is made perfect in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9).