We were visited by members of the secular web last week, who left comments in different places in the blog ridiculing belief in the Word of God. A common adjective used was “silly,” that our belief was silly, or that the Word was silly.
I got to thinking about this over the weekend. Webster’s defines “silly” as “weak in intellect, foolish; exhibiting or indicative of a lack of common sense or sound judgment.” I am sure their purpose in using this adjective was to make us feel inferior. However, I cannot help but be amazed that those who deny God, who place all their trust in the limited discipline of science, and in the limited scope of the wisdom of man, have proven the very Scriptures they disparage true in every aspect.
The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” Psalm 14:1
Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not meet words of knowledge. Proverbs 14:7
Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, for he will despise the good sense of your words. Proverbs 23:9
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. Romans 1:18-23
For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of
this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 1 Corinthians 1:18-25
All glory to the living Lord, who uses the words of His enemies to establish the truth of His word, and the honor due to His name!