Unlimited: They Became Fools
Apr 22, 2022 1261
Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools (Romans 1:22)
Paul is here referring to those who deny God. The thinking of those who deny God will ultimately be worthless, no matter how proud they may be of their intellectual achievements.
Our world has followed the trajectory of King Solomon. Like Solomon, our world had a good start. It was created by God and declared to be good (Genesis 1).
Solomon was the son of David: a man after God’s own heart (Acts 13:22). When he was crowned as King of Israel, Solomon was a humble and faithful servant of God. He was renowned for his wisdom.
However, once Solomon became powerful, he lost his way. This man who was so wise, made the most unwise decisions. He abandoned everything he once knew to be true and good, and gave himself up to every pleasure that was available to him.
In the Heart of Fools
The so-called “wisdom” of the world is foolishness to God.
The same is true of our world today. Our world defiantly revels in its atheism. The words of the psalmist David are as true today as they were when they were written:
The fools says in his heart, “There is no God” (Ps 14:1.)
Prayerfully read 1 Corinthians 1:18–31. In what ways does the “wisdom” of the world continue to influence your thinking? How can you align your thoughts and life more with God’s true wisdom: Christ crucified?