By Lou Coleman
I’m going to make this short and sweet….. It’s a simple message backed up by simple behaviors and a better knowledge of life. You shouldn’t think twice about it! The normal response in the face of greater knowledge and insight is to listen, learn and apply. Only a fool would deign to say, “Thanks, but no thanks. I got this one.” In fact, that would be downright rude and would showcase how arrogance begets stupidity. This is the most basic message of wisdom: Never “backseat drive” someone who clearly knows more than you and wants to help you.
You see the Bible [God’s revealed mind] has survived the test of time, withstood the stiffest criticisms and defeated all philosophical flavors. And yet the historically unproven, self-serving and foolish thinking of prevailing culture is sending a loud and audacious message to God: We know better. Thanks, but no thanks. We’ll take it from here. Key word… Moron. Only morons would give God the Heisman and say, “Talk to the hand.” Only a moron would say to his Maker, “I’ll take it from here.” Only a moron would attempt to rewrite the conscience, and trick himself out of the simple and divinely ordained mandates written onto the soul. You keep going on like you are; the end will result in a massive time out. It will be weighed, measured and exposed too. And in the end, all will see the folly of pride and the stupidity of arrogance to tell God His business. You know nothing! God knows best! Living as if God wasn’t even around!
I want you to get this and I want you to get it good as James said in [2 Corinthians 10:10; James 4: 13-17] “For those of you who have reasoned this out and you’re continually talking like this, I have something to say. To those of you who have absolutely no regard for God’s will at all, you reason and you articulate your plans as if God never existed. You say “today or tomorrow, we’ll go into such-and-such a city and continue there a year and do business and make money.” That’s pretty confident talk, isn’t it? That’s typical non-contingency self-designed planning… typical of men. The issue here is not in what is said, the issue here is in what is not said. That’s the implication. There’s no mention of God. There is no thought for God. The foolishness of planning your life as if God did not exist at all, though you even may believe He does. An attitude much like the sinner; exalting yourself above the law of God! Think you are running things and ain’t running nothing! Foolishly ignoring God and showing utter disrespect for His sovereignty. There are no contingencies at all. And the fatal flaw, frankly, is presumption [Luke 12]. Check yourself, before you wreck yourself!
Seriously examine your spiritual direction, devotion, and disposition to develop a plan for doing better continuously. For there is always room for improvement, for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). Do not greet the next moment in the same form that you entered this one or you might find yourself short when He comes again. “Humility is a choice.” Bow now for certainly you will bow later!