“Only fools say in their hearts, 'There is no God.' They are corrupt, and their actions are evil; not one of them does good!” (Psalm 53:1, NLT)
Only fools! Do you realize that at some point we have all been fools . . . living in a corrupt way, doing evil, and doing no good both to ourselves and others? When we live this way, we are no different than those who say there is no God. God sees our heart and He knows what is inside us.
One day, I read and decided to meditate on 1 Corinthians 1:25. First I prayed, “Abba, if I can live in Your foolishness, I will still live more wisely than if I lived in human wisdom. Please let me live in Your foolishness.” However, the truth will always be revealed by the Holy Spirit living in us. He revealed to me that the truth is that God is all wisdom, from the beginning to the end. In Him there is no foolishness. This demonstrates how arrogant we are when we believe that our thoughts could be higher than the Lord’s. There is a popular saying that says, “God laughs when we tell Him that we have made a plan.”
God does not make fun of us, and He is not surprised when we do silly things. He knows us very well. He knew us before we were created in our mother’s womb, and He knows all the days ordained for our life even before our first day has started. (Jeremiah 1:5, Psalm 139:16) His desire is that we seek His wisdom and call out to Him for insight and understanding. (Proverbs 2:2-3) He hopes that we will fully know who He is and know that He has a plan for us (Psalm 139:14, Jeremiah 29:11). He does not want us to be deceived but to have knowledge that every good and perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father Himself who never changes like the shifting shadows. (James 1:17)
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.” (Psalm 111:10, NIV)
How sad it is that so much of the mind of man seeks to prove that there is no God. The ones who do not have a reverent fear of God and who have not received Him as their Lord are the ones who have eyes to see but do not perceive and ears to hear but do not understand. Their hearts are calloused, their eyes are closed, and their ears are dull. They have not turned and cannot be healed (Isaiah 6:9-10). I thank the Lord that He has promised us that understanding will come to those who do follow Him and His words. Only a fool takes no pleasure in understanding. (Proverbs 18:2) We should give Jesus praise for all eternity!
I was once a fool, but I am thankful that the grace of God found me and that He now uses me to shame the wise. (1 Corinthians 1:27) I can say, “The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20, NIV) Praise God that, though I was once a fool, I now live for the glory of God in whatever I do. (1 Corinthians 10:31)
“We are fools for Christ, but you are so wise in Christ! . . . ” (1 Corinthians 4:10, NIV)