Artificial

Artificial – I need the real thing!

Job 28:23-28 – 23) “God understands its way and He knows its place. 24) For He looks to the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens. 25) When He imparted weight to the wind and meted out the waters  by measure, 26) When He set a limit for the rain and a course for the thunderbolt, 27) Then He saw it and declared it; He established it and also searched it out. 28) And to man He said, “Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.”

One of the word prompts last week was “artificial.” This post is about choosing true wisdom over the artificial wisdom of this world. Job says “the fear of the Lord is true wisdom.” As much as we want to make it so, artificial intelligence is not true wisdom. The culture of our world today is based on developing science, digital accomplishments, fulfillment of self without boundaries and dismissal of God as a figment of the imagination of the weak. While this is generally speaking, of course, we must be honest and see that the Scriptures are being fulfilled; particularly the one that states “times will wax worse and worse.”

In our search for the truth, we must be aware of the artificial. Part of the enemy’s primary focus is to deceive us; looking for us to believe the lies instead of the truth of God’s Word. Just ask Eve how this went. Be aware that God’s truth does not change. This is one real way to test the validity of the information you receive. Facts change, the truth does not. 

Artificial anything cannot fulfill you as you travel this spiritual journey. The truth is we all need Jesus, on the real tip. We have gotten to a place where the world thinks everything is a joke, even Christians and our faith. Part of this may be to disguise the real condition of people in today’s culture. Rather than surrender to God by developing a true relationship with Jesus, people would rather surrender to the flesh and the world for artificial fulfillment. It cannot provide what you need to sustain you in the long haul.

My birthday is Saturday and as take a journey of reflection, I realize that nothing I’ve turned  to in my life could do me like Jesus. The good times are easy. But when the rubber hits the road, only Jesus will get you through.