Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Human: highly developed brain

I had to smile the other day. I looked up the word "Homoe sapien." This is what it said:

“A human being, also human or man, is a member of a species of bipedal primates in the family Homo sapiens — Latin: "wise human" or "knowing human") . . . Humans have a highly developed brain.”
Man believes that he is related to primates, and in the same breath he describes himself as having a highly developed brain. "Highly developed" is a relative term. Compared to what? Can a man catch a Frisbee in his mouth six feet off the ground? Can he single-handedly round up a thousand sheep, sniff out illegal drugs hidden deep within a suitcase, or hear the faintest sound of a burglar open a door in the early hours of the morning? Can he fly with the agility of a sparrow?
Do you think that you are a wise human with a highly developed brain? Are you the master of your own destiny and therefore in complete control? Then let me remind you that you are not. You have no control over your breathing. Your lungs start and stop irrespective of your will. So does your blinking, and your swallowing. You can’t stop yourself from sleeping or even from dreaming. You probably couldn’t even stop a hiccup, a sneeze, or a yawn . . . if your life depended on it. Even the mention of the word “yawn” is probably setting you off on one right now. Yawn. Think of it.
Your heart, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, etc., all function irrespective of your will. You don’t even have complete control over your daily bodily functions. You have to go. You can’t even stop yourself from thinking. Try it. Think of nothing. Bet you can’t. Your subconscious voice talks to you incessantly, whether you want it to or not.
We are not the ones who are in control. God is. He gave us life, set us in motion as a human beings, and He is the One who says when our number is up. So stop professing yourself to be wise, and instead do what the Bible says: “Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise” (1 Corinthians 3:18).
The wonderful irony is that the Bible compares man to a helpless worm (see Job 25:5-6), and yet at the same time says that this helpless worm is of great value to God, simply because God is love. This value was revealed once and for all by the fact that our Creator became a lowly human being and gave His life on the cross, so that we could be forgiven our sins and granted the gift of eternal life. So be a wise human--see the New Testament for details.