By Dennis Lee

When Man Becomes A Fool

When a person turns away from God they’re claiming they are above God; that they are too wise to believe in God or the Bible, that they are too self-sufficient to rely upon God, and they are to rational to follow God’s plan of salvation.

The Apostle Paul says that in their rejection of God they make a basic mistake. He says they become fools, because they know there is a God because their conscious convicts them and creation proves His existence.

“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20 also read Romans 2:14-15)

When the heart of a person become void and empty of God, and their hearts become blinded to God’s reality, they have to fill the void with something, which usually is some other god, one of their own making. They replace God with something that will allow them to live their lives the way they want to.

The Apostle Paul summed it up by saying, “Professing to be wise, they became fools.” (Romans 1:22)

They do this by exchanging the imperishable, unchanging, and eternal God with an image, idea, or some philosophical thought, which never lasts. They either make themselves their own god by being masters of their own universe and makers of their own destiny, or they bow down to an image that God has created.

“(They) changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man–and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.” (Romans 1:23)

What it all boils down to is that people want to be in control, to be recognized as something, and to receive credit for that which they didn’t do. Hence, they want to be god, which goes back to the sin that started it all (Genesis 3:5).

God sets before us a blessing and a curse. A blessing when we obey God, and a curse when we do not obey and turn aside to our own ways and to follow our own gods (Read Deuteronomy 11:26-28).

Dennis Lee is the senior pastor of Living Waters Fellowship located at 211 West 1st South, behind ACE Hardware.

Sunday morning service begins at 10 a.m. either in-person or on-line. All services and teachings, including Sunday 6 p.m. service, are available on our YouTube Channel, “Mesquite NV Living Waters Fellowship.”

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