Scripture Reading: 2 Timothy 3:10-17
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Scripture Quote: "How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, set your hearts on it. Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of insight." Proverbs 1:22, 8:5, 9:6 (NIV)
Just how foolish a person is, depends on the degree to which they resist the instruction of God's Word. They can be naive, or just oppose truth and deliberately scoff at all things Christian. We come across all kinds of opposition to our faith in this world. Christians are deeply aware that God's Ways are much higher than ours and He is trustworthy and willing to help us through life’s trials - But there are actually those who can look at God's visible creation and not see His eternal power and deity - They just don’t get God at all.
The nonbeliever doesn't respect God's authority over their lives. All instruction from God's Word is foolishness to their hardened heart. Christians have accepted God's sovereignty and His right to rule over His creation. We can ask Him to remove any rebellion or confusion in our hearts. Although we can't completely comprehend His Glory, we do know that He is Lord God Almighty. He makes the heart of the simple wise and the lost found. As we receive God’s instruction and grace, he molds and shapes our lives into something beautiful.
Today’s meditation: Pray for the scoffers, that they may know God.
Memory Verse: The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
Psalms 19:7 (NIV)