September 24–To the Point: Who’s the Fool?

Sometimes God’s Word gets right to the point. These to-the-point Scripture passages need no dissecting…they don’t need any special hermeneutical–interpretive studies to shed light on their meaning. For example:

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”

Psalm 53:1

Nope. There is no confusion at all about the meaning of this verse. The Fool denies the existence of God. 

Well! That not’s me! I am a believer in the God of all creation! I have placed my faith in Jesus Christ as my Savior and my Lord!

Whoa! Before I get too smug that my faith in God excludes me from the Fool Club, I have to get real with myself, and ask some tough questions:

How much more of a Fool am I, as a child of God saved by the blood of Jesus, when I ignore God’s truth, disobey God’s Word and plug my ears to the Spirit’s prompting?

How much more of a Fool am I, as a woman transformed by the love, grace and truth of Jesus, when I act in hateful, unforgiving, prideful, unmerciful, truth-twisting, selfish ways? Yes, even if ALL those hateful, unforgiving, prideful, unmerciful, truth-twisting, selfish ways occur only within my own head…and no one else witnesses my foolish-ungodly ways! I am still a Fool!

Don’t be foolish! Be faithful! Believe in God…Live AS IF you do!!! Get God’s point!

In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane