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Friday, April 1, 2016

FOOLISH MEN

Only fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and their actions are evil; not one of them does good!  Psalm 14:1 NLT
       A fool is not a person of low intellect. Quite the contrary, a fool could be someone of very high intelligence by the world’s standards, yet is unaware of something or someone greater then them.  In fact their foolishness is from a lack of intellect at all, but the lack of a moral compass. To think that there is or even might be someone who is concerned with the affairs of each and every being in existence defies all mortal logic.  They simply cannot wrap their mind around such a concept.  That is precisely why belief is based on faith, because to the human mind it simply makes no sense.  The idea is that we are not being asked to understand it, just place our faith and subsequently, our trust in such a notion. 
       I have said all along that an atheist is nothing more than a person who doesn’t wish to give up their autonomy.  Autonomy is self-governing independence.  They want no one to tell them how they should think, live or act.  They will fight to the death to protect their right to that autonomy and have gone so far as to announce that “religion” is evil and a threat to mankind.  That’s all well and good, but true Christianity isn’t a religion, it’s a personal relationship with Almighty God.  The Psalm writer is clear in describing those who dispute the existence of God.  They are evil, foolish men who do nothing good in the eyes of the Lord.  If they knew the future they might change their tune, but that would negate the need for faith. 
       The true Christian has willingly submitted to the Lordship of Christ and the leadership of the Holy Spirit in their life.  That relationship will only grow as we continually immerse ourselves in the things of the Lord.  Don’t just be God conscious, be God consumed.  Allow Him to reside in every room of your heart so there is room for nothing else.  Surrender your will to His for He knows what you need at all times and doesn’t skimp on the details.  All our needs will be met in one form or another.  “Trust the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do and He will show you which path to take.” (Proverbs 3:5-6) Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!

Resource: The Reformation Study Bible; P & R Publishing; 2010.

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