Modern Day Fool In Our Midst Analysis

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Modern Day Fools In Our Midst It is a serious charge to call someone a fool. When you or I call someone a fool, it is unlikely that we are referring to an objective analysis, like the person having a psychiatric disorder or subnormal intelligence, and therefore likely to be under special supervision. No, when we call someone a fool, it is usually a subjective opinion, someone with whom we may disagree, and may even abhor because we judge that person to be lacking good sense or sound judgment. To willy-nilly call someone a fool is dangerous, because first; it might be untruthful, and secondly, the person may be far more intelligent than you are, and you may not have the judgment to see that. To call someone a fool may say more about you than…show more content…
Sounds familiar? To dismiss God without giving him serious consideration is something only a fool would do, and to arrive at the conclusion that He does not exist, because a darkened and sin-ravaged heart says so, only compounds the folly. That is one kind of fool, and we should not be surprised to learn that they are many in that category. But there is another category of fools, I call them enlightened fools, those who appear to be something that they are not. These are the ones who do an excellent job of fooling themselves, believing that they are clever, they can have the best of both worlds, have one foot in God and the other in the world, and end up in glory with the saints. These are the ones that, “... is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.” (James 1:23-24) These are the ones that take no instructions, must have their own way, will not listen to the Spirit, will not be guided or counseled, and think they are always…show more content…
There was a time when people did the right thing, i.e., they prayed to God for their needs and trusted to his mercy and grace for the future. The Bible commends this, “...but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” (Philippians 4:6), and, “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;” (Ephesians 6:18), and, “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19) The spirit of foolishness has led many to abandon God, and to rely on man’s efforts for their welfare and wellbeing, as if the past have taught them nothing. That this is something only a fool would do speaks for itself. 1. Man, by his best efforts, have not been able to make a drop of rain fall. 2. Man, by his best efforts, have not been able to ripen a single crop, or germinate a single
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