Day 26

Atheist’s Holiday

Psalm 14:1a (CSB) The fool says in his heart, “There’s no God.”
They are corrupt; they do vile deeds.

April 1 is called by some National Atheist’s Day. The first Atheist Day was a prank story published in 2003. Atheist Day was originally about a fictional case of an atheist who had decided to sue the government. The reason for the fictional lawsuit was a simple one—all the major religions have a national holiday, but there was no special day for non-religious people. The judge then ruled that April 1st (i.e. April Fool’s Day) was to be forever remembered as National Atheist’s day.

While the story fits well for an April 1 prank, foolishly living without God is no laughing matter. Proverbs is part of the Wisdom Literature of the Bible authored by the Holy Spirit and penned by Solomon. See what God has to say about a ‘fool’.

Proverbs 1:7 (CSB) The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and discipline.

Proverbs 1:32 (CSB) For the apostasy of the inexperienced will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them.
Proverbs 3:35 (NLT) The wise inherit honor, but fools are put to shame!

Proverbs 6:32 (NLT) But the man who commits adultery is an utter fool, for he destroys himself.

Proverbs 10:8 (NLT) The wise are glad to be instructed, but babbling fools fall flat on their faces.

Proverbs 10:18 (NLT) Hiding hatred makes you a liar; slandering others makes you a fool.

Proverbs 10:21 (NLT) The words of the godly encourage many, but fools are destroyed by their lack of common sense.

Proverbs 12:16 (NLT) A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted.

Proverbs 13:16 (NLT) Wise people think before they act; fools don’t—and even brag about their foolishness.

Proverbs 13:20 (NLT) Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.

Proverbs 14:9 (NLT) Fools make fun of guilt, but the godly acknowledge it and seek reconciliation.

Proverbs 14:16 (NLT) The wise are cautious and avoid danger; fools plunge ahead with reckless confidence.

Proverbs 15:14 (NLT) A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash.

Proverbs 18:2 (NLT) Fools have no interest in understanding; they only want to air their own opinions.

Proverbs 20:3 (NLT) Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor; only fools insist on quarreling.

Proverbs 29:11 (NLT) Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back.

You have made a wise decision by reading God’s Word about a fool. Now, let’s live by God’s Word every day and avoid any trap of the ultimate fool, satan!
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