Daily Devotion 105

Jul 29, 2014 997

The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding (Job 28:28).

Right now the airwaves are crackling with news of a passenger jet, shot down over Eastern Ukraine. Shock and outrage mingle with grief and loss. Why would human beings in the 21st century, living in an age of unprecedented grasp of the nature of the universe with the benefit of vast advances in the human sciences—why would anyone do something so brutish and dumb? Out text suggests an answer: Men and women do not acknowledge God; they do not reverence him; they are not accountable to him; they bow only to their own whims. True wisdom is social, moral, spiritual. Where it is not, devils caper.

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