“As Dumb As a Rock”?


Have you ever heard someone use the insult “that person is as dumb as a rock” or “dumb as a box of rocks”? “Progressive” society sometimes refers to Christians who believe in God, His Biblical Creation and living holy lifestyles this way. As we look into Jesus’ final week before He died on the cross and rose from the dead, this theme in a way comes up during His entrance into Jerusalem.

stonesAs Jesus fulfilled  prophecy by entering the city on a colt His disciples in loud voices proclaimed:

“Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven and glory in the highest.” Luke 19:38

The Pharisees asked Jesus to rebuke His disciples because they considered this to be a blasphemous statement but Jesus told the Pharisees:

“And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.” Luke 19:40

 Jesus is God and so powerful that even the stones would know to cry out to Him. It is better to have the intelligence of one of these stones than the IQ of the most brilliant, wealthy and successful unbeliever in the world.


“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness: and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10:10

¬†“As dumb as a rock”? You decide.
© Strongsville Christian Church 2019