People outside the faith do not know where true wisdom and understanding come from. Many of them think that they can just go to a prestigious college or university and then finally find what they were looking for in life and find happiness. Then, do they often put together what they now know into a belief system of their own. These teachings, from their professors and friends in school, have synced into their minds and it now makes sense to them. However, these same people are often very hard to talk to about the gospel, because now they are hardened to know anything else but what they now know. If they just knew that the wisdom of man is not the same as the wisdom of God. So will the wisdom of mankind really help someone after this life is all set and done? Not at all. It may lead people to be financially set in this life and have better things than others, this won’t matter when they die and are their souls enter hell. What is sad is that people think that they are more well off their Christian peers, and make this known to others since they are often healthier than them, live longer, have more money, and can experience more things in life. However, what they do not realize is that the good things we build up for ourselves does not equal a better life than what Christians have. We know that we are saved through the blood of Jesus. Our faith in Christ is all we need to find joy. We may experience some very difficult things in life, but in heaven, our joy will come to a reality. All this while the wicked had good things in life and are now suffering in hell when they die.
Now listen to what Jesus said in Luke 12. It reads, 2“and he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” (Luke 12:16-21) Judgment will be terrifying for those who built up their in things that are not of God. So if people are wrong about treasuring up the things of this world, what should they be treasuring? The things of God, of course. 1“Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.” (Job 28:28) 1“God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof.” (Job 28:23) Nothing we can do outside of God will lead us to safety come death. We can feel like we are safe for a time, but when that hour comes and death takes us, outside of Christ, will these people into hell. This is awful and would have been stopped if people simply looked to God, repented, and then sought Him for the necessary understanding and direction. Fear God and you will obtain wisdom. Depart from your sins and understanding will come.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that You will continue to give me wisdom. So often does the enemy come and tempt me with things I know the flesh desires. However, You have built me up to fight against him and even the win the battle. Thank You, Lord, for Your armor and Your strength. I could never withstand the fiery darts of the devil if You were not continually with me. On my own, I am weak and have no way to do that which is right and honorably to You, Lord, who art in heaven. However, with the comforter in my life, which is the Holy Spirit, I am made courageously valiant for Your righteous cause. Oh, how I fear and tremble before You, for You are mighty and just God, who is also all- powerful. I love and respect You and know that You have grafted me into Your fold, because of Your great love for me also. You saw my potential and was the only person who could lift me out of my sorrows. There was destruction and darkness on my path, but You came and lighted up my life and my path. Now I wish to tell everyone about You, Jesus. May more people be less proud in their own man-made knowledge, but desire to know what comes from above. We can only know so much from textbooks, college courses, professors, and other religions, but nothing will take us to heaven but through our faith in You, Jesus. You are the truth and life and no person on this earth can come our Father in heaven but through You. I know things that I never knew before not from man, but from You, Lord, who saves. I just hope that more people will also be open to You before their last breath is taken. Surely, more souls can be saved, but they must decide to make You, Jesus, the Lord of their lives. I give You glory, God. I love You. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
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