The Kingdom of God has no room for people who believe that their own wisdom and good works can earn them their success, holiness and righteousness. These self-righteous people, or modern day Pharisees, praise themselves, judge and put others down because they believe that they have done more than the rest. They believe that they have scored more points in life and therefore they deserve a better life than the rest.
According to the Word, fools have more hope than these self-righteous people (who claim to be wise on their own). These are also the very people who would reject the Savior, Jesus Christ as they place their trust in their so-called knowledge and wisdom. They don’t see their need for The Saviour. This is what Paul meant in his letters to the Romans:
“Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools.” – Romans 1:22
There are people, on the other hand, who see their weaknesses and shortcomings to the Lord and they are the ones who come to God and say: “WE CANNOT DO IT ON OUR OWN. WE NEED A SAVIOUR! SHOW US JESUS!” And these people are the ones who end up reading the word of God, worshipping God, tithing to God, drawing from God and receiving God’s favor! Now these are the truly wise people!
When people laugh at you or mock you for being a ‘Jesus-fanatic’ always remember that you see what they cannot see and things are revealed to you that they cannot understand. They may seem wise in their own eyes but through God’s eyes, they’re no better than fools.
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