Words from the Heart for Tuesday September 11th, 2018
Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools. And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles.
Romans 1:22-23 (NLT)
Today our God as Creator is worthy of our worship. We make the choice to honour Him far above anything He has made. He is our ever-living God who showed His power in creation. We will not settle for less than knowing Him and His majesty and might.
One night after drinking too much, two young adults stole a Canadian flag hanging outside the Royal Canadian Legion in Colchester County, N.S. Their foolish stunt was short-lived as local police caught the pair soon after. But instead of charging the offenders, police referred them to the province’s Restorative Justice Program, which recently expanded to include adults as well as youth. According to the RCMP, “We look for people who are co-operative, who deserve a chance to avoid a criminal record. It’s not for your hardened criminals, it’s just people who made bad decisions and want to fix the harm.”
We all do foolish things from time to time. Afterwards we shake our heads and ask ourselves how we could do such a thing. Then there are those who don’t just do foolish things, but become fools. This is perhaps a harsh comment, but it comes right out of the Bible. Romans 1:22-23 says “Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools. And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles.” The Living God desires to be known. He has revealed Himself through Jesus Christ. But still there are many who, instead of worshipping the God who is alive and active in this world, worship idols that are crafted by human hands, or in a factory somewhere. It is foolish to think that these dead idols have any power at all to influence a life in way. But far too many people continue to put their faith and trust in these idols. How can you prevent yourself from becoming foolish in the focus of your worship?
These have been words from the heart.