John3:21 ...."Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. All those who do evil hate the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.But those who live by the truth come into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God".
When I got up this morning , I wondered what scripture meant when it says, "The fool says in his heart, there is no God". I have been given part of the answer here in this scripture.
The fool believes that no one else sees what he's doing because he disregards consequences of his actions and is prone to repeat the same folly time and time again. The lack of taking responsibility for our actions mean that they don't care and what they do doesn't really matter. The trite sayings of "don't sweat the small stuff", and the stress management advice that says, if you ignore the problem today, in three months time it is less important and therefore it wasn't important to deal with after all! This may be the advice for people living with paranoia but surely not for most of the people trying to live with purpose. For people with little perspective and sense of responsibility this encourages procrastination and irresponsibility. They are saying, our actions today will mean nothing in 10 years time.
How do we know if we are playing the fool? We have scripture pictures of dog returning to his vomit - graphic hey and before breakfast! Proverbs 26:11 As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.
The above scripture doesn't say that their actions are perfect, or even correct only that they acknowledge they live in the sight of the living God. There is hope for us all by getting the first step to knowing God right. Have a blessed transparent day, and the "small stuff" matters!
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