Wednesday, December 7, 2016

"Becoming Fools"

"Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools".   Romans 1:22

We usually think of this verse as having to do with the ungodly and worldly-- and it does.  The world thinks they are so right in their liberal thinking and that Christians are the ones who are out of touch with what it real, true and right.  But in sounding an alarm this morning, the Lord spoke to me about "Christians" who fit into this category. 

Let me preface what I am about to say with this:  we should have knowledge concerning what is going on around us in the world.  We should be concerned and involved.  We don't need to remain in ignorance about the affairs of life, the nation and the world.  But, what is happening is some Christians have developed a "liberal" mindset and are propagating a humanistic way of life.  They are wise economically, sociologically, politically and in every other way the world considers wise.  They have become so "wise" in these areas that they are supporting and even standing up for this social agenda.  The result is that they have become "unwise" in the things that pertain to the Kingdom of God.  They profess to be wise-- they have worldly wisdom-- but are becoming "fools" spiritually. 

They know more about how the world and its agenda works than they know about how the Kingdom of God works.  They understand human economics but know nothing about Kingdom economics.  They know nothing about Kingdom ethics, Kingdom order, Kingdom judgments, etc.  They have left off the Kingdom in their decisions and interpretations of earthly matters.  Therefore, they have become "foolish". 

The Bible says that God's people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.  One reason we lack knowledge is because we are so consumed with gaining "earthy/worldly/social" knowledge that we have neglected learning and making Kingdom knowledge our priority.  What will it profit you if you are wise in worldly wisdom but foolish in heavenly wisdom?  We are Kingdom people.  Yet, we know little to nothing about how God's Kingdom operates because we are so busy learning and fighting for this earthly kingdom which is temporary.  Has the world and its way of thinking become your way of thinking?  Do you know more about how it all operates than you know about the Kingdom of God?  Then you are among those who think they are wise but are really fools.  Repent and get your thinking in order.  Repent and make understanding the Kingdom your first priority.  When you do, you can then rightly evaluate the wisdom of the world, discern the difference and handle correctly the affairs of this world.   

Have a great day.  Don't be so wise in the wisdom of the world that you become foolish concerning the wisdom of the Kingdom.  Put Kingdom wisdom above worldly wisdom.   

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