Friday, 26 February 2016

Wisdom Of The Foolish.

Proverbs 1:22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

      Bertrand Russell said, "Do not feel envious of the happiness of those who live in a fool’s paradise, for only a fool will think that it is happiness."
      How foolish can we be as a people and as individuals? Very foolish. Throughout history, we have seen nations become foolish collectively. These nations, along with the world, sit back and wonder how such foolishness could have happened on a national scale. In wonderment, they say, "How could this have happened?" Prov. 14:12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.
      In my lifetime, I have observed Cuba, North Korea, and the old USSR make slaves of their people. Through subterfuge and brutality of a few crafty people who moved in on the moral vacuum in leadership was able to take over. I realize I am stating an over-simplistic view of these countries choices, as there are always historical events leading to the collapse or birth of an accepted ideology and government system. There is more to the stories of these countries and the people within them than I am presenting. I am simply thinking out loud, while wondering about these historical follies.
      How did relatively free citizens use their free wills or voting rights to vote in a communist and ruthless government who would take away their freedoms and rights to vote? In some cases, laws for these same wayward citizens were created to make them forfeit their own thoughts and ideas as individuals. Unreasonable regulations dictated to the ordinary man by hubris buffoons who thought themselves wise and above their own regulations, laws, and rhetoric. 
      How foolish is that? Ignorance gone to seed on a national level. Yes, manipulation and brute force took place in these places to force people in the direction of these social abuses and insipid existence. In most cases, the people were promised nirvana so to speak if they went along with the political ruse. These sad events that went on are likely to repeat themselves. 
      Humanity will make these same choices throughout the coming years in different parts of the world because the wisdom of the foolish within the lost people of the world will continue as long as there is no change of heart within the crowds and nations. Eccl. 1:9 What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.
      The choices of many in life accelerate this problem when he or she chooses to believe in nothing. When this becomes the common thread in the hearts of the people, then anything begins to sound good; even the declarations of the Godless. Psalm 14:1a The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." 
      The solution can come from each person if the gift of God is caught in their minds and hearts. In most cases, our desires in life are to attain liberty and freedom of choice. We all want better things for our children and society, plus we all want to have the freedom to live in peace. God provided this very thing through the love and sacrifice of Jesus. 2 Cor. 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. John 8:32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. 
      Someone might say I am oversimplifying the fix for all of mankind's ilks. No! I am not oversimplifying or making light of the complexities in the world. It is these complexities that attract the type of political vermin who bring in death-squads and fear to dominate and steal the hearts of the people. These political predators see a lack of faith in God and move in with their foolish idols and preach a doctrine of hate and revenge. Jude 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
       God plainly declares His love for the world and the gift of His Son is for everyone in the whole wide world. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. God, who is pure wisdom, knows Jesus is the answer for all of the world's wars, famines, diseases, and death. God ought to know as He is God and we are not. 
      God is saying Jesus can heal all the hearts in this earth. This is not a man-made theory but a holy fact given to each human being as a gift from the creator of all. Reach out and accept it. All we have to do is say "Yes" to the Lord, and say "No" to foolishness.
      There was a man walking on a sidewalk with a sandwich board. The front said, "I'm a fool for Jesus." The back part of the board said, "Whose fool are you?" Blessings to every person on this earth in Jesus name.

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