It happened again. I called them and was engaged, once again, in a conversation concerning the latest ‘crisis’ to hit. This one was just as ridiculous as the others. And the adults involved seemed to have no comprehension of what to do about it.
I grew exasperated, as I tried to talk some sense into the situation, and finally blurted out that there was simply no ‘education’; and hence people were easily led astray there.
“Susan!” I was roundly chastised, “they both have college educations!” And I realized that I could not really say what I meant. What I meant was that there was no WISDOM there – since Wisdom comes from God. And, of course, since they long ago decided that they could very well do without God – there was no God there.
And oh, how it shows.
As I reflected on this conversation, I realized even more how much we give up when we decide to walk without God. When we say He doesn’t exist, or if He does – He is simply not allowed into our lives – then we may think we are doing ‘without religion’; but what we are really doing without is …. Life.
And Wisdom has no fellowship with corpses.
When I look at our culture, and all other lives lived without God, I see nothing but the walking dead. I see adults who act as toddlers – thumbing their noses at the heavens and saying ‘leave us alone!’ as they go on to live lifeless, clueless, confusing (to them) and sad lives. They stumble about in the dark, making terrible choices – which you do when you have no wisdom; growing tired and weak – which you do when you have no power; becoming angry and embittered – which you do when you have no Grace.
And yet, when you offer them God – who alone is Wisdom, Power and Grace – they walk away.
Which perhaps shows, ultimately, that corpses have no fellowship with Wisdom…