Those who, suppress the truth by their unrighteousness, claim to be wise. In claiming to be wise, they are, in fact, fools. Because they are fools they exchange immortality for mortality, the eternal for the temporal, and glory for that which comes to have no glory at all.
In your CG this week, talk about how you were once (and still are) like “they.” Discuss true wisdom. And let the wonder of being called from darkness to light and having experienced the glory of the immortal God grow your compassion for the lost sheep without a shepherd. Spend time with this week’s Scriptures below and reflect with the following questions and prompts:
HEAR AND OBEY:
According to Proverbs 1:2-7, from where do we get wisdom? What all do we obtain from the Word of God?
In John 17:24-26, we see what made Jesus so compassionate for the lost, for the sheep without a shepherd. He knew the Father. He had experienced his love from “before the foundation of the world.” Confess how the intimacy or the distance you have with the Father affects your compassion for the still lost objects of God’s wrath. Confess this also: “Father, you loved me [from] before the foundation of the world.”
Pray for an ever-increasing humility, in that you have not “arrived.” Pray for the things in Proverbs 1:2-7. And pray that you would grow closer to the Lord so that you would grow more compassionate for the lost.