O Fool, Wash Yourself!
February 20, 2014
It is sad to watch those who are fools. They walk in death even as they think they are walking in pleasure. They delight in doing evil (Pr. 10:23), even as their lack of good judgement results in their death. (v. 21) Lacking sense and understanding (Jer. 4:22), they refuse the knowledge of the Lord. (same verse) While becoming skilled in evil conduct (same verse) they live their lives without even knowing how to do good. (same verse)
On the day of God’s wrath, the fools’ wealth will profit them absolutely zero (Pr. 11:4) though they believe it to be their impenetrable fortress. (18:11) All that fools expect from their power will come to zero (11:7), as will their hopes. (same verse & v. 10:28) For by way of their own wicked desires fools entrap themselves (11:6) while their disregard for the importance of fearing the Lord helps to cut short their years. (10:27) Truly, to be a fool is very foolish.
What can the fool do? If there is any ounce of sense left in him, he must take hold of it and repent. He can do so while still alive on earth, for the Lord’s presence remains near enough to assist the fool in turning from his evil ways. (Isa. 55:6,7) If he does repent, the Lord will forgive and pardon. (same verses)
“Therefore, O Fool, ‘wash the evil from your heart and be saved! How long will you harbor wicked thoughts?’ (Jer. 4:14) Yes, wash yourself. Stop listening to false religion that tells you to wait for God to do it. God, through Christ’s work on behalf of mankind, has already worked for you! Now you yourself must choose to step into the cleansing fountain. (Zech. 13:1) ‘Wash your robes that you may have the right to the tree of life!’ (See Rev. 22:14) Yes, the Lord commands you, ‘Circumcise yourself to Me! Circumcise your heart! Otherwise My wrath will break out and burn like fire because of the evil you have done –and there will be no one to quench it.’ (See Jer. 4:4) That is the Day it will be too late.”