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, January 8, 2012

This World's Philosophy

Comfort Food

Read the Bible in a year: Genesis 9-10, Psalm 11-13, Matthew 7

After watching a very sharp friend cross swords with two secular guests on his TV program, my convictions deepened that we must be careful of the amount of time we expend trying to change minds when it comes to moral issues. We may get this world to concede on one or two issues, but there are many others to which they will cling for dear life. They are entrenched in what the Bible calls the "vain philosophy" of this world. This is a deep and dark ditch leading to death, over the sides of which they cannot see until they are lifted up by the grace of God. Our agenda therefore should be to see hearts changed through the power of the gospel. That is the axe which kills the root and sparks new life through the new birth. It is then that a new worldview will follow like the carriages behind a train--there is a new heart and a renewed mind, because the sinner is now a new creature in Christ (see 2 Corinthians 5:17).


Copycats Copy Cats

You have no doubt seen reflectors on roads at night. If you have ever driven in the country where at times there are no street lights, you will no doubt see that they are a life-saver. They show you where the road goes because they, like cats eyes, reflect light from your car’s headlights….Percy Shaw, from Boothtown, Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, was the inventor of cat’s eyes. He realized that, when the tram-lines were removed in a close neighborhood, he was actually using their shiny steel to navigate. He named his invention cat’s eyes, because, he got the inspiration from the eye shine reflecting from the eyes of a cat…. (From, Theft! The Stealing of God’s Design—Master books—publishing date April 2012)

"Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom." ― Charles H. Spurgeon