There are different forms of being smart
There have been depictions of the scientist who cannot change a flat tire or cook an egg in cinema or theater.
Then in a few extreme cases an individual who can tell you what the weather was like at 9 am on a day forty years ago but may need help making everyday choices. These are not the examples I am referring to in this article, instead, evoke things like this: what if a star quarterback threw an interception in a big game,
or a very successful investor choosing an obviously dubious product to back, or a
heroic general sending the army into a winless battle.
Ok, these easily fit the theme yet there is a more universal aspect that applies to many more people: leaders, authorities, you or even me.
We all should at times know better before we make a poor choice.
The Bible has examples and explains why, if only we would just take time to read it and digest the information.
Samson and Delilah
Judges 16:15 ESV
And she said to him, “How can you say, ‘I love you,’ when your heart is not with me? You have mocked me these three times, and you have not told me where your great strength lies.”
1 Kings 11:1-4 ESV
Now King Solomon loved many foreign women, along with the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women, from the nations concerning which the Lord had said to the people of Israel, “You shall not enter into marriage with them, neither shall they with you, for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods.” Solomon clung to these in love. He had 700 wives, princesses, and 300 concubines. And his wives turned away his heart. For when Solomon was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and his heart was not wholly true to the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father.
2 Samuel 11:1-27 ESV
In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel. And they ravaged the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem. It happened, late one afternoon, when David arose from his couch and was walking on the roof of the king’s house, that he saw from the roof a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful. And David sent and inquired about the woman. And one said, “Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?” So David sent messengers and took her, and she came to him, and he lay with her. (Now she had been purifying herself from her uncleanness.) Then she returned to her house. And the woman conceived, and she sent and told David, “I am pregnant.” …