Talk about the 7 wonders of the world and I will talk of the 8th; Modern Man! From the mastery of microbes of nature to the exploration of the deep abyss and the space far beyond, the ingenuity of man is truly awesome and breath-taking. If you doubt it, try telling it to the medieval man of the 14th century that ‘man would fly’.
The wisdom of the modern man has to be greater and his glory is in the ascendancy. It in these awe-struck moments that I battle with words of Solomon in proverbs saying ‘the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom’. BEGINNING of wisdom? Don’t we see wisdom all around us? It becomes more difficult knowing that some of our scientists and inventors grapple with the existence of God while most remain at best non-confessing atheists. Yet these Godless individuals have reached into the depth of wisdom heretofore unimaginable to give the world technological advancements that cushions everyday life. Surely it is hard to see the God-connection in these genius minds.
It is hard to fathom the words of proverbs and the essence was almost lost until I caught a picture- The Titanic. An enigma of man’s creativity. A colossus man-made wonder to rule the deep. So mighty that ‘God Himself could not sink this ship’ – at least the view of a crew member. But God didn’t have to, an iceberg was enough. It took less than 3 hours for a ‘titanic wonder’ to become a gigantic tragedy of history.
Now imagine a guest observer in the titanic shipyard that knew one thing that could be done to guarantee the ship’s safety. And that observer was you. Yes imagine you took a 100 year travel into the past to see old and young skilled men toil to build the ship. It would be interesting to know how your argument would stand against the professionals’ of the time. It is doubtful however if you would be impressed with the work going on particularly if your advice was ignored. Even more likely are the tortuous emotions at the seeming inevitable tragedy as hundreds flock happily into voyage that would take them to the abyss. It would matter less the toil of the men, it would count for nothing the glory and riches in the ship – for as long as they had ignored your golden rule of safety, one word could only come with your frustrated breath; Vanity.
Friend, I show you one titanic today- it’s the world we live in. Never mind the great inventions or even the work you do to make it a more beautiful place all is going to end someday. A Guest had reached from eternity into time to observe the workers of this voyage and concluded all in vanity. With grief in His heart He declared “what shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loose his soul?” Mark 8:36
Here is the message; there is always an end to the journey in time after which your soul passes on to eternity. Jesus died, shed His blood on the roman cross to see to it that you pass on to eternal life afterwards. He further declares;
“for God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned but whoever does not believe stands condemned already”. John 3:17
What to do? Confess your sins to Him (no matter how grievous) and he will forgive and give you peace. Accept Him as your Lord and he will secure eternal life for you. Be assured that what we preach is steadfast and sure, time will reveal it. True wisdom cries out- ‘don’t ignore this golden rule of safety”
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