Christians Have Been Dumb for a Long Time


I am constantly impressed the stupidity of humans. For all the beautiful and redeeming things that happen on this planet, there seem to be thousands of ridiculous or stupid things. 

I guess the good news, if you want to see it that way, is that humans have been doing stupid things for a really long time. Read Acts 9:10-19:

Now there was a believer in Damascus named Ananias. The Lord spoke to him in a vision, calling, “Ananias!”
“Yes, Lord!” he replied.
The Lord said, “Go over to Straight Street, to the house of Judas. When you get there, ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul. He is praying to me right now. I have shown him a vision of a man named Ananias coming in and laying hands on him so he can see again.”
“But Lord,” exclaimed Ananias, “I’ve heard many people talk about the terrible things this man has done to the believers in Jerusalem! And he is authorized by the leading priests to arrest everyone who calls upon your name.”
But the Lord said, “Go, for Saul is my chosen instrument to take my message to the Gentiles and to kings, as well as to the people of Israel. And I will show him how much he must suffer for my name’s sake.”
So Ananias went and found Saul. He laid his hands on him and said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road, has sent me so that you might regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” Instantly something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he got up and was baptized.

I think Ananias is so dumb! God showed up, speak directly to him in a vision, and then he doubts God's wisdom and plan. Yet I can be just that dumb. I've been given the Bible, centuries of stories, the movements of God through the Holy Spirit currently alive and active on earth, and I still doubt. I find myself envious of those who do hear God speak directly, and yet I see here that Ananias hears God and still doubts.  At least after Ananias questioned God he still obeyed.  What is my excuse? What’s yours?