I Pity The Fool, Pt. 1

June 2, 2019 • John Mark Caton

Proverbs 1:7The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 3:7Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.

Proverbs 29:25Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.

Psalm 14:1The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.

Proverbs 18:13To answer before listening—that is folly and shame.

James 3:17But the wisdom that comes from Heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.

A Few Reasons To Believe There Is A God:

1 – The Design Of The  _____________________________Says There Is A God

Romans 1:20For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

Psalm 8:1Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth! You have set Your glory in the heavens… 3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place…

2 – Our Consciousness Of  __________________________ says there is a _____________________________

Romans 2:14…Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law. 15 They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them.

3 – Our  _____________________________ Mind Says There Has To Be A God

Psalm 19:1The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. 2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.

Romans 1:21For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools…

4 – The  _____________________________ Says There Is A God

Genesis 1:1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

5 –  _____________________________ Said There Is A God

Matthew 5:8, *“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. *

6 –  _____________________________Experience Reveals There Is A God

Acts 17:22Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “People of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. 23 For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god. So you are ignorant of the very thing you worship—and this is what I am going to proclaim to you. 24 “The God Who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of Heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands.

Hebrews 11:6And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.

James 1:5If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, Who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

Jeremiah 29:11For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.