A while back, I read yet another article written by a man who did not believe in God. Not content with his quiet disbelief, he felt it necessary to write a newspaper article and call all believers in God, “ignorant”. What can one say about such a “foolish” man? Thankfully, followers of the Lord God Jehovah are ANYTHING BUT ignorant. A short time ago, a national, female politician suggested that one possible contributor to some of the recent school shootings was the deterioration of the modern family unit and its moral leadership, as well as society’s accepted violence within today’s movies, TV programs, and video games, etc. This politician went on record with her statement, and she was brutally mocked by some on the internet. One man even said, “How do we even vote people like her into public office!” How INCREDIBLY sad and unfortunate that many people CANNOT SEE the heart, the direction, the wisdom, and the love of God.
Believers in Jesus Christ have been graciously blessed and allowed to see the “Light of Truth”. Jesus IS truth. If one draws near truth, one SEES truth more clearly. Why some see truth and others do not, used to be a mystery to me. But God opens our eyes to the answer. The Bible says, “…He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.“ (Hebrews 11:6) What is this “reward”? It is God’s revelation of Himself, TO THOSE who LOOK FOR Him. You seek God…and He opens your eyes and He reveals Himself to you. The word of God says Jesus reveals the Father to those whom He CHOOSES to reveal Him. (Matthew 11:27). And who does Jesus choose to reveal the Father to? Whose eyes will He open to the truth? Those who earnestly seek the Father! Those who do not mock the Father or His Holy Son Jesus, the Christ Whom He has sent into the world.
This is not rocket science, though rocket science is far below the wisdom of God. God reveals Himself and ALLOWS Himself to be SEEN, and to be believed in by those who SEARCH for Him. Those who diligently search for something, often find it. Jesus Himself has said, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” (Matt 7:7,8; Luke 11:9,10). In other words, Christ will turn NO ONE away, who reaches out to Him!
I’ll state this as straight forward as I can…people who do not believe in God, have not yet SEEN God because they have not yet LOOKED for Him. God WILL reveal Himself to ALL who seek Him, if they will only look for Him with a sincere heart…and not with a heart trying to disprove or mock Him. God does not show favoritism. He loves all whom He has created. But those who mock God, and His children, are only “digging a deeper spiritual hole for themselves”.
THE FOLLOWING IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT STATEMENTS YOU WILL EVER READ…
People who do not believe in God or in His Holy Word, do not believe for a reason. The book of 1Corinthians explains why. “THE MAN WITHOUT THE SPIRIT DOES NOT ACCEPT THE THINGS THAT COME FROM THE SPIRIT OF GOD, FOR THEY ARE FOOLISHNESS TO HIM, AND HE CANNOT UNDERSTAND THEM, BECAUSE THEY ARE SPIRITUALLY DISCERNED.” (1Corinthians 2:14). This statement by the Apostle Paul says that a person who does not have the Spirit of God living inside of himself/herself, CANNOT accept or believe the things that COME FROM God (such as His word, the Bible), and that these things are foolishness to this person and this person CANNOT UNDERSTAND these things because ONLY a person with the Spirit of God living IN him/her can understand the word of God, or even SEE the truth of God. This is astounding! The Apostle Paul’s statement insinuates the word of God is written in a “hidden language” that only spirit filled believers can know, decipher, or understand. NOW, we can see WHY some people “get it”, and some don’t.
It is God’s desire that ALL people would be saved. As Christian believers, this should be our desire as well. However, this DOES NOT mean that we “become friends with” the world in its beliefs, but we become a light of truth on a hill, in a valley of darkness. We are to love other “people”, though not often their “beliefs or behavior”. But hear this…WE ARE ALL SINNERS in the eyes of God, UNTIL we are covered by the blood of Jesus Christ. All of us on this planet sin against the Holy God, every day of our lives. If not for the Grace of Jesus Christ, NO ONE would be, or could be, forgiven. THANK GOD for Jesus, His Son…our Lord and Savior!
Believers in God ARE NOT ignorant fools, as “the world” claims. On the contrary, they have searched for their Shepherd (Jesus Christ, the Son of God), Who first sought them. This makes Christian believers the OPPOSITE of fools. Through the Grace and Mercy of God, He has opened our eyes, and has allowed us to see Him for WHO He truly is. And one day, whether on THIS SIDE of physical life, OR THE OTHER SIDE, ALL will KNOW the truth. Trust in God, today.