Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Watch Who You Are Calling a Fool - #2

Today is the special holiday set aside for Atheists. It is April Fool's Day. I'm being harsh? Consider what the Psalmist said in Psalm 14:1 - "The fool has said in his heart, 'There is no God.'” 

The word in the Hebrew here is nabal, and means foolish, senseless, stupid, or wicked. This type of fool is set in his heart and mind to resist and despise the words of God. He despises holiness and all who stand for it. 

A steadfast fool is committed to being his own god and drawing as many as he can along with him. He seeks to lead the simple ones (see March 31 blog) into his belief system.

In the Book of 1 Samuel 25, we find an account of where David tries to deal with a man named Nabal. He was a wealthy man, and lived up to his name. His own servants said, "For he is such a scoundrel that one cannot speak to him.” 1 Samuel 25:17 (NKJV). David tried to reason with him, but Nabal railed back at David. This caused David to become bitter, and almost lose his testimony. Trying to deal with such a person will always lead to frustration and futility. Only God can deal with a person like this.

Today, pray that you will keep your mind and heart open to God - allow Him to draw you closer to Him and protect you from the wicked, senseless people around you. Pray for discernment and understanding of His wWord.

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