Kellie, Isabella, Isaiah, and Pastor Chris

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Daily Word February 15, 2011 - "Psalm 14"

Psalm 14:1a
"The fool says in his heart, 'There is no God.'"
A simple statement.  It is interesting that the New Testament orders us to never call someone a fool.  The term is demining.  It debases the individual it is thrown at.  It is condescending. Yet, the Bible calls a few people fools.  One instance is a man who tore down his barns so that he could build a bigger barns and save his profit.  Why did he do this?  Because he thought of himself as invincible.  Here the psalmist speaks of another man who thinks of himself to highly. He has an attitude that thinks of himself as the one who is control of his destiny.  This man the psalmist says is a "fool".  While most of us would not say this, recently I have been reading the book "Christian Atheist".  The summary of the book is that there are many who believe in Christ, but they live as though he doesn't exist.  I wonder, how many of us would not say the words, but live our lives as though God doesn't exist.  We think that no one sees our actions and thoughts.  We think there is no consequence for our actions.  We say with our lives - "There is no God."  I wonder, have I played the fool?  Have you?

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