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Wisdom and foolishness - these ideas are pretty important in life. Want your world to fall apart? Be a fool. Granted, some foolishness is harder to see. It can take us by surprise. But some is really obvious. Go ahead and work on a light on the ceiling by standing on a swivel chair . . . or not.
Psalm 14 speaks of a foolishness that is subtle. What about rejecting God out of hand, saying He doesn’t matter or even doesn’t exist? Despite evidence of intelligence in design, order, complexity, and intricate interplay of very sophisticated systems, some will go to great lengths to discount it. In Psalm 14:3, this is seen as turning away from God, which leads to corruption and evil. Those who have made themselves the judge of all try to work in a system they can’t understand. In the end, this form of foolishness brings sorrow and destruction.
Thankfully, Psalm 14 doesn’t leave us in this hopeless state. God is the one who is with his righteous people. He is the protector of those who trust him. He is the fix for foolishness. This frustrates all who would deny God. After all, God’s people don’t play by the rules of those who invent reality. They trust the Lord’s goodness.
Here is true wisdom. The Lord who created and sustains all the world can certainly guide his people. All we do is trust him. There is rejoicing. There is wisdom. There is confidence.
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