Week 4 Day 4
1 Corinthians 14:33…for God is not a God of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.
I had the dubious “pleasure” of purchasing a new computer today. When I finally arrived home with my prize, I began setting up the new “monster” in my life. I realize that even after so many years of working with these crazy things I still do not understand half of the language that seems necessary to get them to work the way I think they should. Computers, I think will probably always be a mystery to me.
People, on the other hand are even less understandable than computers. The scripture that talks about being “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14) is quite true. The human creation is still one of the most amazing, and completely incomprehensible things that God has ever done. Sentience, that is to say the idea of being “self-aware” supposedly setting us apart from the animals is to my way of thinking one of the most misunderstood and misused concepts in modern thought. I have seen people who live and act little better than animals, and I have seen animals who have been so conditioned by loving humans as to act almost in a human sort of way. “Fearfully, and wonderfully” certainly seems an understatement. Is it any wonder that people are so confused these days by what the so called great social minds call “trivial concerns” such as gender, the value of life, the relationship of animals and humans, and the rights of people to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”?
Remember who is NOT the author of confusion.Look instead to those who became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, (Romans 1:21-22) In the immortal words of Mister T “I pity the fool.”
Perhaps it is our pity for the foolish which will someday allow God to reap a great harvest. Don’t give up.