Up the Ladder and Down the Tree, You’re a Bigger Fool than Me!


I wonder if you were caught in an April fool’s joke on April 1st.  It was a favorite past time when I was in grade school. It was normal to play a trick or joke on your friends. It might be as simple as telling someone their shoe was untied. When they looked down to see it, you would shout, “April Fool!” If your friend knew it was not untied, he could say the words of the title above and you were the fool. It was a big victory to make the other person the fool. The origin of April Fool’s Day is rather fuzzy so I will allow you to research it.

My interest today is with the real “fool” who says there is no God.  Psalm 53:1, “The fool hath said in his heart there is no God.  Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.” How could goodness come from someone who denies that there is a God? We should not be surprised. This is a real indictment by God of the fool.  There are some other aspects of this fool. In Proverbs 10:18 he is a slander; 14:9  he mocks sin; 15:5 he despises his Father’s instruction; 18:6 he causes contention; 28:26 he trusteth his own heart. The fool is in bad shape and will only continue in his foolishness unless the glorious message of the cross takes hold of his life.

I trust that today you know there is a God. We will soon see the coming of spring which is one of the seasons given to us by God. You will see new life come back in the trees, the grass, and the beautiful flowers of God creation.  Do you have a sure knowledge of God in your life?  Is there a warm spiritual relationship there?  I trust that you are not trusting in your own heart as does the fool. Unless he repents, the fool will have to enter hell to see that there is a God.

The fool says, “No god,” but I side with David, Psalm 23:1, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want!” What do you say, my reader friend?

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