A Fool By Choice

April 1

“…they did not glorify Him as God,
nor were thankful,
but became futile in their thoughts,
and their foolish hearts were darkened.
Professing to be wise, they became FOOLS…”
Romans 1:21-22

The experts of our day pat themselves on the back and think they’re “enlightened.” This generation has seen a great increase in knowledge on all fronts. So they perceive themselves to be the elite.
In reality, they are fools.

What exactly IS a fool? Well God himself has answered that question:

“The fool has said in his heart,
‘There is no God.'”
Psalm 14:1

How did they become fools? It happened as they became more and more learned in the subjects they spent their lives studying, whether it be science, medicine, space exploration, music, and pholosophies of all kinds. When a man is admired for his great skill and knowledge – it more often than not goes to his head as he loves the acclaim. He does not realize that he holds a very small piece of knowledge compared to the vastness of God’s creation. Most scientiests reject God the Creator and strive to prove that all of our world evolved by chance. Without their even knowing it, they’ve been “given over” to a debased mind because of their pride.

“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge,
God gave them over to a debased mind,
to do those things which are not fitting;”
Romans 1:28

When a person refuses to “retain God in their knowledge,” he doesn’t force them. He gives them over to a debased mind. They do not understand that in refusing God, they are accepting Satan, who is the great deceiver and the one Scripture tells us is “the god of this world” (2 Cor 4:4). And just as he is cast down, that will be their fate too. They will have all eternity to bask in their pride in hell.