The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” —Psalm 14:1; 53:1

 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools… Romans 1:22

 Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions. —Proverbs 18:2

             According to what God says, a fool is all about themselves and what they think.  They have no problem telling you what they think either.  The fool can be absolutely wrong, delight in his wrong as if it is truth and will not find pleasure in understanding.  These people claim to be wise, but God says that they are fools.  One of the greatest indicators of a fool is that they deny God’s existence.  With all the evidence around us that gives understanding that there is a Creator (Romans 1:19-20), fools cling to their own opinion.  Another indicator of a fool is that they suppress the truth by their wickedness (Romans 1:18).  This is the intent of wickedness.  It is to conceal what is factual, what is reality.  Fools flood their misinformation into our communication highways to impact negatively the lives of others.  Wow!  This is easily seen in our day.

            Now look at our nation.  Are we a nation of fools?  Look how people are all about themselves.  Look how people have no problems telling you what they think.  They can be absolutely wrong, do not have the facts but they communicate their opinion anyway— many times loudly and forcefully.  These people think they are wise, but God defines them as fools.  Fools because they deny His existence, because they are filled with their own ways and because they suppress what is true by their truth suppressing, lying proclamations.

            But here is a challenge to followers of Jesus in the west or anywhere else — do we live like a fool that denies God’s existence?  Do we who say we believe live like Christian atheists? May it not be so!  I am reminded what a follower of Jesus said to me decades ago— “If I really believe what I say I believe, why do I not live like I say I believe?  Good question!

Dear Father may I live for You like I say I believe in You.  Yes, may there not be a divide between what I say and the way I live.  May this be so by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Son Jesus, my Lord and King.

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