don't be a crazy fool !!
Have you ever seen the ‘World’s craziest fools’ TV programme?  (If you haven’t, then don’t worry, you haven’t missed much!)  But to explain, it’s a bit like ‘You’ve been framed’ – a series of YouTube style antics and accidents of hapless people, presented by ‘Mr. T’ of the A-Team in his commando style.

That said, there is a more serious side to it:  The programme has people doing things which, if(r)had they thought about it, they may have avoided– things which often appear to end in great pain or embarrassment!  Hence Mr. T’s favourite line: “Don’t be a crazy fool...!” (ie. like these guys!)

But what about you?  There is a crazy fool thing that many people do, which is not to give any attention to the purpose of their life, the existence of God, the future of their soul, or the great judgement day, to name just a few things the Bible warns us about.

Now this article will never be enough to convince you there is a living God, if currently you don’t believe. But what it does tell you is that holding a sceptical position about God is, in His mind, a foolish thing to do.  The Bible says: “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God’ ”  As far as God is concerned, His existence is so self-evident, that only a fool could deny the evidence before his eyes. (In fact, the Bible has a lot to say about folly and wisdom: read the Proverbs or Ecclesiastes and you’ll find out.)

But moving on from the Old Testament to the New, Jesus also warns us not be like a fool: In Luke 12 He told a story about a rich farmer who suddenly had a bumper harvest.  The man thought to himself that he would build even bigger barns to store up all that grain, and then he could sit back and enjoy himself in a happy retirement.  But God then said to him, “You fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will these things be which you have provided?”  The fool, Jesus goes on to explain, “is the man who lays up treasures for himself, but is not rich toward God” (see Luke 12:16-21).

But being rich toward God doesn’t mean just giving a few quid from your pocket to a church or a good cause. That is never going to put things right, giving money can never save you.  No, Jesus went on to say that each of us must “Seek first the kingdom of God” (Luke 12:31). 

To be rich towards God starts when we realise our folly in living without any knowledge of God or relationship with Him. Then we must turn from that folly by pleading with Him for mercy, asking for forgiveness and submitting to His loving will for us. We are a fool if we continue to live ignorant of our Maker.

When we truly examine ourselves, our conscience will tell us we are guilty for the wrong we have done and have not been “rich towards God.”  But God does not want us to perish on the day of judgment, He wants us to be saved. And to prove this, He sent His Son Jesus Christ into the world to die in our place “that we through His poverty might be made rich.” Jesus is God’s answer to the sceptic who doubts God’s existence, God’s goodness or how He is working in the world.

So, don’t be a fool by ignoring this warning, and don’t be a fool either by rejecting God’s welcome. 
The day will come when it will be too late to say sorry, and when an account will be required of you. You need to genuinely seek God and His will for you. You can find this through the Bible, and through His Son Jesus Christ who was crucified, died and rose again to reconcile us to God. 

Come and discover the good news that will make you “wise to salvation” here:

Evangelical Baptist Church Hatfield
meeting 11am on Sundays
at Oxlease House,
next to the Hatfield Leisure Centre
on Travellers Lane, Hatfield AL10 8TJ

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