DCLM Sincere Milk 10 April 2023 — Don’t be a fool
DCLM Sincere Milk 10 April 2023 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Don’t be a fool
TOPIC: Don’t Be A Fool
Text — Psalms 14:1-5
1(To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.) The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
2The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
3They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
4Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD.
5There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.
Key Verse: “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.” Psalms 14:1
A fool is one who says God does not exist. Psalm 14:1 says “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works…” How best can a person that rejects his/her Creator be described? A fool and a terrible person indeed. No wonder such people do not enjoy true success and prosperity. Some people also pursue success without acknowledging God and they enjoy this world as if life has no end.
This is the height of human foolishness. Anyone who refuses to accept that Jesus Christ died for him or her and that He is the Saviour of the whole world is a fool.
A sinner is a fool, but God does not want him to remain in his foolishness therefore, he must acknowledge his sins, repent and ask for forgiveness and cleansing through the blood of Jesus.
Then he must consciously and prayerfully invite Jesus into his heart to be his personal Saviour and Lord. As believers, we should not behave like fools but must recognize God in all we do. We cannot succeed without God. Do not allow your relationship with God to suffer because of the pursuit of your life goal. Give God the first place in your life and He will make you successful and prosperous.
Further Reading: Luke 12:16-21
Prayer for today: Lord Jesus, I surrender unto you, I do not want to remain a fool.
1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)