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Operation: Obtuse

April 1

  “ The fool hath said in his heart, there is no GOD ..."  Psalms 14:1


"Herein lies the fountainhead of all foolishness!"






Herein lies the fountainhead of all foolishness!  Every woe ever known to creation can be traced right back to this denial of the DIVINE.  All that besets us from conception to cemetery ... and beyond, is found in our willful independence from HIM. 

To the extent that the fool is able to search on his own, his conclusion is accurate; for in the unregenerate heart of the human, "there is no GOD".  The presence of GOD departed man in Genesis 3:6; leaving behind the cave of conscience, and there, Ichabod [the glory has departed] was inscribed.  In relation to an endless universe, the heart provides such a small laboratory in which to form hypotheses; and coupled with the fact that the lab is tainted with sin, only complicates matters further.  Jeremiah tells us that: "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: ..."  Solomon sheds further light on this dilemma in Proverbs 18: "A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself."  Faith is: "... the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." ... and is the sole crucible under Heaven in which to prove GOD (cf. Romans 10:9-10).  "The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD's throne is in heaven: ..."  Thus to attempt to distill the ALMIGHTY, WHOM: "the heaven of heavens cannot contain", in a space the size of one's fist, is the height of vanity.  "He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: ..."

"The way of a fool is right in his own eyes:"
... and so it is that he\she who has fashioned a god of their own liking is extremely difficult to reason with.  Only through the inherent power of the gospel: "how that CHRIST died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that HE was buried, and that HE rose again the third day according to the scriptures:" ... is there any hope to escape the fool's fate.  "A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this" ... however: "he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise ... and: "A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil"

Read this verse slowly as you consider your personal fool factor in light of eternity:

"Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him."

For Love of Country
Alexander MacAlister (1844-1919)
(professor of anatomy at Cambridge)
"It has been my experience that the disbelief in the revelation that GOD has given, in the life and work, death and resurrection of our SAVIOR, is more prevalent among what I may call the camp followers of science than amongst those to whom scientific work is the business of their lives."

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