Nena Arias | January 16, 2023
“The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’”
At this time in our culture, we hear a lot about equality and how it should be sought after at all costs because this is what is “fair” for all and cultivates “diversity”, whatever that means to different people. The questions remain, are all opinions equal in importance no matter how sophisticated or logical they may sound? Can they all be accepted and implemented for the desired result? The answer to both questions and more like them is a definite and firm, no!
Ideas have consequences; therefore, they cannot be equal in value or importance. All ideas are not created equal.
To give this the proper most solid perspective the decision first has to be made where we get our truth from. Do we believe God and what he has told us about life and all matters in his manual—the Bible—or do we believe humans on any subject? Wise and truly understanding people will consult God’s truth before anything else. Those who reject him as our ultimate source fall into the category of “fools” just as Psalm 14:1 says, “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is none who does good.” The way of fools doesn’t sound like a path I want to go down, how about you?
When it comes to principle, ideas, laws, and values that affect all of us leadership at all levels matters. Leaders must first change themselves and have a good formation. Which of course begins within the home, and it trickles out into society to all of our social institutions and government. So, if we do not have good leadership in our society, guess who is not producing them because Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
Good values that begin in the home should be reinforced throughout a person’s life through spiritual cultivation and education at all levels, also through our institutions. These include the churches, universities, government, commerce, and society as a whole. We have lost a lot of this in America and if we hope to bounce back we need to get back to the values that gave us our greatness. We owe it to ourselves and future generations to hand them a legacy and a country that will serve them well and that they can in turn serve well for future generations as well.
The United States obviously faces challenging problems: the ongoing decline in our society’s moral condition, our communities are imploding across America, the devaluing of our currency, the looming bankruptcy of Medicare and Social Security, the growing epidemics of drug abuse and the continuing flood of federal control over us, and the list goes on. The sooner we get back to reclaiming true and lasting values and stop all these nonsensical ideas that are blatant distortions and lies, the better off we will be.
If we fix the spiritual and moral issues the political solutions will follow, not the other way around. Crime, drug abuse and the breakup of the family at their root are spiritual and moral convictions. Re-creating respect for life and property require remaking individuals from the inside out and no amount of laws can do that. Only the truth of God and Jesus’s redemptive work can accomplish that.
We know this in America. So let’s not kid ourselves that we can forge a new path in life that does not include God and his truth because not all ideas are equally valid. Nothing surpasses the superior wisdom of God in all matters.