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Don’t be a fool

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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.

Get wisdom from the Spirit

Ephesians 5:17-18 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit

Wisdom comes with experience. We have to have lived a while and walked in certain circumstances to really gain wisdom. It doesn’t come free and it doesn’t come from an easy life lived in luxury.

Likewise, we can’t gain wisdom through means like getting drunk. While that may seem like a statement that goes without saying, it should be pointed out that lots of people think they’re pretty smart when they drink too much. It’s not the way to go to get anywhere that matters.

The way we should really look to get understanding is through seeking God’s will. If we allow Him to fill us with the Holy Spirit and to work in our lives, we are much better off than if we allow other things to fill us. The true path to enlightenment is through submission to God.