KEY SCRIPTURE: Romans 1:22 ” Professing to be wise, they became fools,”
Besides a mad man or woman whose cognitive abilities may be greatly impaired every other person believes his or her actions are wise. Stupidity or wisdom of an individual is in relation to the ultimate results of their actions. The following scripture shows us the pathway of those the Bible calls fools. Rom 1:21″ Because, although they knew God, they did not glorify him as God or gave Him thanks, but their thinking became nonsense, and their foolish heart was darkened”. According to the Bible the path to folly begins with refusing to give glory to God. Pride always comes before a fall Pro 16:18 ” Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall”.
I would narrate a true story which vividly proves the truth of the import of the scripture in Proverbs 16:18.
A group of young boys and girls were going for a camp session. They all joined one of their colleagues who had a car. They picked the last girl whose mother bid them farewell. The mother also added may the Lord be with you. This girl out of arrogance said, ‘there is no extra space in the car for God to be with us.’. He can have some space in the car boot, she added. As they left, their car was involved in a very fatal accident. The car was so badly wrecked such that everybody died instantly. The police came to check the extend of damage. They realized, that although the car was so badly damaged nothing in the boot had been destroyed. Everything was intact. Even a crate of eggs in the boot had not scattered, or not one egg was broken. Indeed, a haughty spirit always preceded destruction. They were not prepared to give a little honor and respect to God and spite Him to His face, by apportioning Him a place in the boot. He actually protected all that was in the boot.
Beloved brother or sister, life is spiritual and so be wise. You may not be doing as this girl did, yet you may be despising God in a way. Give the glory that is due God to Him. Stop being wise in your own eyes, and humble yourself before the creator of the universe. He would forgive all your rebellion and save your soul. Choose the wise way today. Repent of your sins and let Jesus be the Lord of your life today.
Dear heavenly father, I acknowledge that, I have been very rebellious against your word. Forgive me my sins. I confess that Jesus is the Lord of my life. I will follow you all the days of my life.
James 4:6 But he gives more grace. Therefore, it says, “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
Proverb 29:23 ” A man’s pride brings him low, but one of lowly spirit gains honor.”