Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Psalm 14:1a The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”
Have you ever been called a fool for believing in God or for following Christ? It’s pretty common in this age for the default setting to be atheism, whether one would wear that label or just practice it with their actions. But the truth is, it’s the one who rejects all of the evidence of God’s existence that’s really the foolish one.
“The heavens declare the glory of God,” says the Psalmist. Even the Apostle Paul points out that the self-revelation of God as to His existence is overwhelming. “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.”
Did you catch that? The person who denies the existence of God is “without excuse.” It’s not the one who believes what’s been made known who’s a fool. It’s the one who sees the truth and still denies it that acts unwise.
God makes himself known in many ways. Most importantly, He came to live among mankind as a human himself. Anything God ever wanted us to know about himself, He revealed in the person of Jesus. He was and is God in the flesh. To accept Him is to have life and freedom. To reject Him is to lack life and freedom. Be wise. Don’t be a fool.