God’s Perfect Plan and Foolish Children

The Brat

“For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.”
–Jeremiah 4:22

THE PLAN

Suppose one was the Creator of all things.

Further, suppose one had created a new being: man.

NOW, suppose one desired this new creation (man) to truly worship his Creator. (The Creator was not interested in creating unthinking robots; He was only interested in those creations who TRULY of their own free will wished to worship Him.)

How would one go about this?

  1. Give man the ability to choose his Creator OR NOT. In this way, the Creator would know those who chose Him did so because they wanted to choose Him.
  2. Surround man with many other choices; choices which appealed to man’s senses. In this way, the Creator would know that man had not chosen Him because he had no other attractive choices.
  3. Introduce other entities which would entice man to choose options other than the Creator.  WARN man of these pitfalls, using God’s Word. In this way, the Creator would know that those who chose Him had to, not only forego other appealing options, but also had to make a commitment to the Creator in the face of opposition.

So, those who freely chose their Creator would have done so because they desired communion with Him IN SPITE OF OTHER, more sense-pleasing options.

In this way, the Creator would find those people who WANTED OF THEIR OWN FREE WILL to be God’s people.

The Creator has not been secretive about what His plan for man has been.

“And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:”
Jeremiah 32:38

“as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”
2 Corinthians 6:16

“For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.”
–Ezekiel 34:11

“And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.”
Jeremiah 24:7

“This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;”
Hebrews 10:16

“and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people”
Hebrews 8:10

“Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore. My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”
Ezekiel 37:26-27

“And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.”
Zechariah 8:8

“But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.”
John 4:23

MORE: Looking for a People

FOOLISH CHILDREN

NOW, the Creator loves his creation (man).

“Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations”
–Deuteronomy 7:9

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
–Romans 5:8

Not only does the Creator God love us, He considers each man one of His children.

“See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.”
–1JOHN 3:1

The Creator considers ALL men His children–even the wicked, who are sometimes called the “children of disobedience” or “children of wrath.”

“Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.”
–Ephesians 5:6

“Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.”
–Ephesians 2:2-3

Even in a state of disobedience, God STILL considers the wicked man his child–right up until the wicked man dies.  IF the man repents, he become a full-fledged child of God.  IF the man dies in his sins, he remains a child of disobedience; i.e., one of the wicked.

“For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.”
–Colossians 3:6-7

God’s Word often uses the word “foolish” to denote wickedness or evil.

“But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.”
–Titus 3:9

“Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.”
–Matthew 25:1-2

“But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.”
–Ephesians 5:3-4

AND SO, the Creator fashioned a plan to find men who WANTED to be with Him, so that He could reward those people, gather to Himself a true people and be certain that these people REALLY desired to be His. Such people would have to go through a short time of trial on earth to prove that they REALLY desired to be the Creator’s eternal children.

AND those men who did not want to be part of this wonderful plan (with its eternal rewards)?

The Creator viewed such people as foolish children.

NOTE: Many of the most foolish are those who have the highest regard for their own cleverness and/or intelligence.

“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.”
–Proverbs 12:15

“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”
–Proverbs 14:12

DOES the reader ever ask himself “Why are we here?

DOES the reader believe himself too intelligent to believe God’s Word?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: September 26, 2018.]

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