Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Fools and God

“The fool says in his heart, ‘God does not exist.’” (Psalm 14:1 CSB)

There are some who believe there is no God. Or at least, that is what they say they believe. Many would also say they really are just not sure there is a God, while some would be adamant and say point blank there is just no God.

Whatever the degree of disbelief in God, they all have great difficulty explaining the existence of the universe and the existence of life. Some come up with elaborate theories. It’s always interesting to watch how very intelligent astronomers will try to explain the origins and existence of the universe. Many of them have thought about it quite deeply, and they have consequently come up with some unique ideas, which they apparently believe. Some others say they do not try to explain the universe. They just do not believe that a God exists, since they have never seen one or heard one. So they just make no attempt to explain anything related to God. They simply go about their lives living them the best they know how. They believe you live, you die, and that’s it.

A “fool” is someone who is lacking in judgment or prudence. It is the opposite meaning of “wise.” The psalmist uses this word to define anyone who says or believes that God does not exist. The universe is the expression of God’s creativity and, thus, His existence. Life with all its complexities demonstrates the existence of God. There is a mountain of evidence to the existence of God in comparison to the molehill unbelievers try to make. Anyone who sees the universe and life and concludes that there is no God is lacking in judgment, regardless of his or her level of intelligence. Intelligence and judgment are not the same thing.

The sad part is that those who remain fools until they die will finally realize that is what they are when it is too late. That is why it is so important that Christians bear witness to the existence, reality, and love of God with every opportunity we have.

Lord, We are amazed at those who say or believe You do not exist. We thank You for loving us and for calling us to Yourself. We thank You to putting Your Spirit in our hearts. Amen.

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