In this time in which we live there are many very outlandish ideas and actions that are being put forth to people as normal and right. Men wanting to become women and women wanting to become men! And this is only a sample of the outlandish and completely ungodly things that are happening all over the earth today! I have at times felt so sorry for those who are so muddled in their thinking and wonder how in the world they came to this way of thinking, speaking and acting. Then I read Proverbs 1 today and it is right there! Verse 7:
The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning and the principal and choice part of knowledge [its starting point and its essence]; but fools despise skillful and godly Wisdom, instruction, and discipline.
Fools despise the Wisdom found in the Word of the Living God! God's Word is Truth (John 17:17), but they do not want the Truth! The Truth is so readily available to them! If you don't think so, look at verses 20-23:
When the Lord our God tells us in His Word that Wisdom is crying aloud, that tells me that everyone can hear the Wisdom, but SOME choose to ignore it! The end result of these unwise decisions is found in verses 29-32:
The good news is that they still have every opportunity to repent, which simply means to change THEIR thinking to agree with GOD and HIS thinking! IF they do, then they will have the same promise that we who are following on to know the Lord have right now! Verse 33:
But whoso hearkens to me [Wisdom] shall dwell securely and in confident trust and shall be quiet, without fear or dread of evil.
Don't ever envy those who deny the Lord and His Word and SEEM to be doing well. The Word is TRUTH and the eventual results of going against God and His Word are CERTAIN! The rewards for doing things Gods way are also CERTAIN! And eternal! HALLELUJAH! Here is Hillsong with "Crowns":
Shalom in Him!