How Wise Is That?

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"The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.  They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good."  --Ps. 14:1

 

In order to say there is no God, man must war against his own consciousness, his own reason, and his own moral sense.  That's why it is foolish.  A man may be very wise and learned in the things of this world and may attain great power, prestige, and wealth, but because his heart is alienated from the God who made him, he lives as one bereft of his senses.

 

But if it is foolish to say there is no God, then it must be equally foolish not to worship Him.  If men profess to know God, but "in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate," how wise is that?  (Titus 1:16).   The Holy Spirit warns that a fiery judgment awaits those who "know not God, and they obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ; who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power...." (2 Thess. 1:8,9)

 

To be without Christ is to be without God, according to Scripture.   Ephesus was the home of the great temple of Diana, a great holy place of the ancient world.   Idolaters came from all over the world to worship at this great shrine.  Yet the Holy Spirit says they were "without Christ...having no hope, and without God in the world."   Those who reject Christ are without God, for in Christ dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily (Col. 2:9).  There is no other way to God but by Jesus Christ (John 14:6).

 

This is the reason that Christ would say that the man who "heareth these saying of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock."  But those who heard and did them not, "shall be likened unto a foolish man which built his house on the sand...."  (Matt. 7:24-27)

 

If it is foolish to deny, then it is doubly foolish not to worship.

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