The Wise Follow God’s Wisdom
- Date: February 4, 2019
- Teacher: Pastor Star R. Scott
- Scripture: “For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.” (Jeremiah 4:22)
- From Wise To Do Evil
There's a passage in Jeremiah that I want to use as the text. It's Jeremiah 4:22.. This is actually the title that we're using for this morning, "For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge" (Jeremiah 4:22).
That's an interesting statement, isn't it? Now, remember when this was written. Jeremiah was standing, and he was prophesying to the nation that had become influenced by idolatry, by its own prosperity. They've turned their back now on God. Now remember, when they turn their back on God, they never deny God. They just no longer allow Him to be exclusive. They just add strane gods to Him. The problem with Israel was not denying Jehovah doctrinally. It wasn't denying Him even in their own ritualistic worship, but it was adding the worship of these strange gods.
I wonder today, as we look at our worship, and the Lord is to be worshiped in spirit and in truth-we're inundated with all of the history of the great counterfeit of Catholicism, what the world's perception of Christianity is. The world's perception of Christianity is Catholicism. So we see all of the rituals that are involved. We see Catholicism over the years just adding the different idols to themselves, borrowing from the ancient religions. We see it manifesting itself in some of the strange doctrines, like the Immaculate "Reception"-that's for all the football guys for today-and the worship of Mary. You know, there's a move in the Catholic Church right now to cause her to become co redemptress. Think about that for just a moment. And yet so many Christians today are being told-not even just spoken to, almost demanded through a tolerant spirit-to embrace Catholicism as brothers and sisters.
To give you an example now of the difference between the world's wisdom and the wisdom of God, when the people's minds begin to be deluded, they begin to embrace other gods. Now, it doesn't matter how you're embracing these things. But the moment we begin to tolerate the other gods-the gods that we've spoken of for months now, of entertainment-in the last days men shall be lovers of entertainment, lovers of pleasure, more than lovers of God (2 Timothy 3:4). So we embrace this a little bit, and we think that the entertainment is the problem. It's not the problem. Here's the problem: "You shall love the Lord your God with all of your heart, with all of your mind, with all of your strength" (Deuteronomy 6:5). "I'll have no other gods before Me" (Exodus 20:3).
So it doesn't matter whether it's the god of entertainment, the god of education, this religion that we're so inundated with here in our country by the worship of the creature (secular humanism)-and it just keeps coming, and it keeps coming. We're being vexed, and we're being defiled, and it's many of our historical leaders that are compromising in this hour. We need another Jeremiah that will stand and speak the truth of God and defend God against man as the profession and expression of His light. I'm not talking about God needing our help.