Paul McCartney flashed his hip bona fides last week when he took a cheap shot at the intelligence of former president Bush, igniting peels of laughter throughout the White House and those in attendance. An immediate demand for an apology was made but the silence of the has-been bassist is loud and clear. What do you suppose Sir Paul would say if Screeching Weasel were playing a show at Buckingham Palace and Ben referred to the Queen as a ‘tossing Limey’? Probably nothing, right?
Aside from his arrogant boorishness, do we really care what wisdom Sir Paul has to offer?
Hey Jude, don’t make it bad…
The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” (Psalm 14:1a)
The fool says in his heart, “Jesus is my savior but I am Lord of my life.”
Really? Can you drink from the cup?
Grace and peace to you.
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As God looks down upon His creation seeking the righteous far and wide, the brokenness that he finds is pervasive. It has reached every corner of humanity.
The Lord looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.
All have turned aside, they have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one. (vv 2-3)
A cold, sobering splash as we pray through the psalms. The reality of our situation writ large on the pages of scripture. There is none of us that truly selflessly seeks God. Whether realized or hidden, there is some corner of our being that sees ourselves as little ‘g’ god of our own world. We are fools.
And yet, the same Father who knows that none could stand before Him makes a way for us…