The following is a comment made by no one down here in response to the post Willful Blindness to Evil Loves “Simplicity” and Hates Wisdom. I wanted to be certain everyone saw the comment and that we all give serious thought to it. This gem of Bible truth is obvious and plain as day, yet it is routinely skipped over and just plain ignored. Many thanks to no one down here for seeing this and sharing it:
Just saw something! Proverbs 2 … seek wisdom (Christ), seek understanding, knowledge… search as for silver or hid treasure… If you do this, you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. Following this are the verses about the Lord giving wisdom, laying up sound wisdom for you, giving you understanding of righteousness, etc…
When wisdom enters your heart and knowledge is pleasant to your soul, discretion will preserve you and understanding will keep you…
Why? to deliver you from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaks froward things who leave the paths of uprightness and walk in the ways of darkness, who rejoice to do evil… etc.
There is more than an implication here… If you are seeking the Lord, you are going to recognize evil. By contrast, if you don’t recognize evil… [fill in the blank]
Never heard a sermon on this. Only heard sermons on the importance of seeking God, but never the whole context like that.
In other words, most professing Christians and church leaders are, dare we use the Bible term, fools. Because they do not hunger and thirst for God’s wisdom and seek it with all their heart, they remain fools, devoid of wisdom, and thus ignorant of evil, dupes and allies of wicked ones. And that is the best case analysis. Many of these are simply unregenerate. They don’t know the Lord and that is why they have no time for His wisdom.
And it is people like this who are so often doing the preaching, teaching, and counseling in the churches. Blind leading the blind. Both fall into a pit.