February 4th, 2012, 03:48 PM
Just Something I Made.
This is something I wrote. I'd just like some opinions on it.
In today's world, people fill their minds with knowledge of all sorts. Some fill themselves with knowledge of science, some fill themselves with knowledge of music, and much, much more. We all want to progress and educate our minds with various things. It seems to satisfy us when we learn something new and interesting, it gives us the feeling that we're expanding our mental horizons. Now, are we really as educated or as wise as we really think? Are we as sophisticated as we're lead to believe? I don't think we are, and that's what I'm going to be discussing in this note.
"Man, did you hear Lil' Wayne's new song?", "Did you see the new Twilight? I've seen it 12 times, and know every scene by heart! It's so good!". Sound familiar? Well, that might be a little over-exaggerated, but you get where I'm coming from. We like to fill our minds with these sort of things, especially in our technologically advanced world. We know all about the new iPod, the new Jersey Shore, who won on American Idol, I can go on and on. There's a picture I've seen a few times on Facebook, where it shows a bunch of influential figures throughout history on the left, and Snooki from the Jersey Shore on the right. I think the caption was, "If you don't know who this is, (on the left), but you know who this is, (Snooki), then you're what's wrong with the world." Is that true? I think that's one of the many problems our country/world have. We've filled our minds with pointless knowledge that won't benefit ourselves or any future generation.
James 4:4- "You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God."
Matthew 16:26- "For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?"
Like I said before, we fill our minds with all of these things that will not benefit ourselves or any future generation. We can open a Twilight or Harry Potter book, but we refuse to open a Bible. Deep down we hate the Bible, and everything it stands for. We either make the excuse that it's a book written by mere men, or a collection of fairy tales. This is no surprise to me because, "For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." (1 Corinthians 1:18). The knowledge we need the most is something we hate the most. We don't want anything to do with the true God. We hate the Word of God, Jesus Christ. Why else do we mock him the most? Or say things like "Jesus Christ!" When we're angry? We mock him because deep down we know he's the God of creation. We hate him, we hate his commandments, and we hate the fact he convicts us of our rebellious ways.
I used to fill my mind with the things I mentioned earlier. I used to take pride in knowing the statistics of an athlete, the parts of a movie, or info on the new South Park. I failed to realize that I was not only wasting my time, but my God-given talents. We were made by God and for God. Until we realize this, we'll always wander around like a lost sheep. If you look closely, people wander from thing to thing, never finding lasting fulfillment. We buy the latest blu-ray, video game, iPod, car, etc. It's not only materials we chase, but relationships. A women will desperately look for a boyfriend thinking he will fulfill her every need. Same goes with guys. There is not one material possession or person that will ever fulfill us. As cliche as it sounds, there is a God shaped hold in all of our hearts. We'll cram everything we can in there, find short term fulfillment, and then wander to something else. We have to make peace with the God we hate so much, because only he can fulfill us, and lead us into his saving light.
"Professing to be wise, they became fools"... We're so "wise", yet we can't even figure out what satisfies our own heart.... Until we humble ourselves and give the reigns to Jesus Christ, we'll always be like a blind sheep trying to find it's way home. "The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever." (1 John 2:17). All of these things we chase will eventually pass away. The fact we knew so much about them won't matter once we leave this planet. God won't be impressed by your money, your knowledge of music, your knowledge of movies, your knowledge of science, or your college education. He'll look for one thing.... Jesus. Did you accept his free gift of salvation or did you reject it because you were "too wise" or too "educated" for his "fairy tales"?
Proverbs 9:10- "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding."
(Also, I have a tendency of posting in the wrong area, so feel free to move this if needed.)