Foolish Wisdom

Brilliant people are fools, if they deny the existence of God. In Psalm 14:1, David was inspired to write: “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.” The problem is that people’s thinking and understanding comes from their own minds. How did it get into their minds? Paul answers that question in II Corinthians 4:4: “….the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” This is the problem with the modern educational system. Blinded minds are reproducing blind minds! That cycle continues, until one opens his or her mind to God and lets God’s Word purge the input from the god of this world and replace it with God’s Truth. As we are told in Psalm 119:130: “The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.” Yesterday, we wrote about two opposing forces. Satan seeks to control and influence our thinking and will succeed until we look to God to fill our minds with His Truth. Remember: “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Proverbs 14:12). Ponder Charles Wesley’s thoughts on wisdom in his hymn, “Happy Is the Man Who Finds the Grace:” “Happy the man that finds the grace, the blessing of God’s chosen race, the wisdom coming from above, the faith that sweetly works by love. Happy beyond description he who knows: The Savior died for me; the gift unspeakable obtains, and heavenly understanding gains. Wisdom divine! Who tells the price of wisdom’s costly merchandise; wisdom to silver we prefer, and gold is dross compared to her. Her hands are filled with length of days, true riches, and immortal praise, riches of Christ, on all bestowed, and honor that descends from God. To purest joys she all invites, chaste, holy, spiritual delights; her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her flowery paths are peace. Happy the man who wisdom gains, thrice happy who his Guest retains! He owns, and shall for ever own, Wisdom, and Christ, and Heaven are one.” Selah! The choice is ours! However, keep in mind what Jesus said: “Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of Mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of Mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it!“(Matthew 7:24-27). A wise person will listen to God!        Ron

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