Monday, August 23, 2021

Meandering Monday - No Fool Here - Martin Wiles

Welcome to Meandering Monday, where we take a trip back to an earlier post and enjoy it again.

The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” Psalm 14:1 NKJV

A recent movie, God Is Not Dead, featured a college freshman who was welcomed to one class by a professor who instructed the students to write “God is dead” on a sheet of paper.

According to the professor, scientific developments had eliminated the need to believe in a Supreme Being. Admitting this would eliminate his need to even discuss the possibility of a Supreme Being.

One student, however, challenged him and was allowed the opportunity to engage the professor in a debate…a debate he won when he asked the professor if he hated God. When the instructor admitted he did, the student queried, “How can you hate someone who doesn’t exist?”

Calling someone a fool may be scripturally dangerous, but God defines just who a fool is.

Believing in a Creator is not foolishness. Rather, foolishness believes everything in the natural realm just happened to appear in some primeval cesspool and evolved over billions of years into what we observe now. It appears obvious that the natural order bears the imprint of an Intelligent Designer who ordered the natural laws.

Nor is it foolish to acknowledge sin. Every day, the actions of people bear out what the Bible pronounces as actions that result from sinful natures: crime, greed, immorality, dishonesty. Because of our condition, we need a Savior, and God provided him in the person of Jesus—the sinless Son of God. On Calvary’s cross, he bore the sins of the world so that we might be set free. Believing frees us from condemnation and returns us to God’s good graces.

Believing death is not the end also isn’t foolish. God has created eternity in our hearts. Since the beginning of time, people groups have worshiped various gods, proving they believed in someone or something higher than themselves. Christians believe this someone is the only true and living God who has prepared an eternal home for those who love and serve him with their entire being. Science hasn’t eliminated him; he still exists.

The fool says there is no God. What do you say?

Prayer: Thank You, merciful God, for providing the means of our salvation through the sacrifice of Your Son, Jesus.    

Tweetable: Are you a fool for Christ or one without Him?  

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