APRIL FOOLS’ DAY-But who is the real fool?

Dr. Lewis Gregory
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April Fools’ Day is a curious tradition with uncertain origins. The most curious thing to me is that we even mention it, much less include it on our calendars. Regardless, there is a lesson for us in this.
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What is a fool? There are various definitions, but what does the Bible say? “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’” Psalm 14:1 So, according to God, a fool is someone who denies the existence of God. Jesus expanded on this when He said, “O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken” (Luke 24:25). A “fool” does not believe what the Lord has said. So we see that a “fool” is someone who is not trusting the Lord.
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Maybe you are thinking, “Well that does not apply to me. I believe in God. I am a Christian. So, I could not possibly be a fool.” Or are you? Perhaps you have been fooled. Could it be that every day is “April Fools’ Day” for you and you don’t even realize it?
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Consider these words from the Apostle Paul regarding the Galatian Christians. “Foolish Galatians, who has cunningly deceived you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was openly set forth as crucified?” Galatians 3:1 God the Son—Jesus Christ the Lord—was clearly presented to the Galatians as the one who had been crucified for their sins. Although the Galatians had entrusted their lives to Christ, they were no longer trusting Christ with their lives. They had reverted back to living their lives based on their own efforts, in the energy of their own flesh.
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Today many Christians are being deceived just like the Galatians. They are foolishly living their lives as if God does not even exist. They may talk about Him and sing about Him on Sundays, but rarely think about Him or consult Him the rest of the week. In other words, they are not trusting Christ with the everyday details of their life, which is just plain foolish.
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To the extent that you are not actively trusting the Lord Jesus Christ with the details of your life, you are living like a fool. You are disregarding the very existence of God in your everyday life.
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Please don’t be foolish like the Galatian Christians. Take a moment to consciously entrust every area of your life to the Lord. Purpose to trust Him with every detail, of every day of your life. Look to Jesus who began the good work in you to complete it. He will do it! And that will make you a very wise person!  Dr. Lewis Gregory 4/1/20
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