“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but a wise man is he who listens to counsel.” Proverbs 12:15
“Every man’s way is right in his own eyes. But the Lord weighs the hearts.” Proverbs 21:2
“He that trusts his own heart is a fool, but the man who walks wisely shall be delivered.” Proverbs 28:26
A wise man fears and departs from evil, but the fool rages and is confident. Proverbs 14:16
“The wise fear the Lord and shun evil, but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels secure. Proverbs 14:16
Ecclesiastes 10:14 “A fool is full of words. A man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?
There are two paradigms available to man: To be wise or to be a fool. It is a choice.
“No man is an island.” says John Donne. No man lives unto himself… but every man dies alone. It is our decisions that determine our quality of life and it is our decision that determines our destination when this physical body gives way to death.
Each human being will make a decision to be wise or to be a fool.
The Bible, the written Word of God, declares that a fool says in his heart, “There is no God!” This passage in Psalm 53:1 also says that there is none that does good, which is further confirmed in Romans 3:12 where it says that there is no one who does good, no not even one. Understand…this is from God’s point of view, not man’s. God is God! He knows all hearts and declares that a man’s heart is desperately wicked. Jeremiah 17:9
On the other hand a man is wise who chooses to believe in and receive the gift of salvation through the one that God has sent to be the Savior of the world, Jesus, the righteous one.
The person who believes that Jesus is the Son of God, the one sent by God to be the Savior, is declared to be righteous before God through Him.
“What then will you do with this man Jesus, who is called the Christ?” Matthew 27: 22
History, as my friend Bill says, is His Story…it all is, the whole thing.
Jesus, Yeshua in Hebrew, is the Christ, the sent one ; sent from God. (who is the the Father of us all. Ephesians 4:6) Hebrews 1:3
He must rule and reign until…
“Then comes the end, when He hands over the Kingdom to the God the Father, when He has destroyed all dominion, authority and power.” I Corinthians 15:24
Until then we struggle…
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 4:6
These forces have power, dominion and authority over the world’s way of doing and being, and over those who do not belong to the Kingdom of God. (by their own choice)
But Jesus said to those who belonged to Him: “These things I have spoken to you that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer for I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
This work that Jesus did for us of overcoming the kingdom of darkness through His passion at Calvary, can only be ours by appropriation. It will not just fall upon us, we must believe it and receive it…that is called faith.
Hebrews 11:1 “Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”
A man is not made just before a Holy God in any other way than by faith. God justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness. Romans 4:5
It is only by faith in what Jesus did that an ungodly, unholy man is accepted as right with God.
Not by works of righteousness that I have done, but according to His mercy He saved me. Titus 3:5
Which paradigm do you choose, to be a fool, to not believe, to trust in your own goodness, your own way of being right or to be wise and believe in, lean on and rest in the Savior and God’s way of being right.
Right or Wrong Good or Evil
Wise man or Fool
The choice is yours…
Joshua 24:15 “Choose this day whom you will serve….as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Praying that you will believe and live…Joy