Foolish Thinking!

“A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions.”

Proverbs 18:2, NIV

The psalmist tells us that “the fool says in his heart that there is no God” (Psalm 14:1). Such a fool takes no interest or pleasure in either the truth that is written in God’s Word or in the extraordinary evidence of a Creator in the creation that’s all around us.

I was recently sitting on a headland, looking out to see from a Scottish island as the sun slowly sank beneath the distant horizon. I was watching an incredible movie as minute by minute the wind, the waves, the sky and the sun danced to the Creator’s baton as he conducted an orchestra of beauty and joy for our pleasure! In my heart I was marvelling at the Creator’s genius and at the same time I was weeping because of the fools who see the same scene and have no understanding, but delight in their own opinions!

Science has not produced one shred of evidence to prove that God does not exist, and yet the absence of God from most of the educational curricula of the western world is powerful evidence that the opinions of atheistic man have now been adopted as fact by an unbelieving world. And once you have dispensed with the idea of God you also have to dispense with the laws of God – and right now the world is heading for a catastrophic brick wall as the consequences of dispensing with the laws of God become the suffering of mankind.

Oh how God must weep when He sees mankind ignoring all the evidence deducible from His creation. The psalmist got it absolutely right when he said, “The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out to the ends of the world.” (Psalm 19:1-4).

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for the incredible beauty of Your creation. Please forgive us, Lord, for the times when we have preferred to believe the opinions of man, rather than the truth written in Your Word and seen in Your creation. Open my eyes, Lord, to see You in everything that You have made. In Jesus’s Name, Amen.