The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” Psalm 14:1
We are familiar with the above text and usually align such anti-God thinking to the atheist. In other words a fool is one whose worldview is devoid of a higher being and refuses to accept the miraculous on the basis that everything must have a scientific cause. This worldview is very prominent in our day and it produces, as we know, a purely secular model for living that ignores the laws God designed for man’s societal benefit. The above text says it all. The cause of all the rampant sin we see happening in our world today is that men are fools - they have dismissed God from their thinking.
But, can I suggest another kind of fool, other than the hard-nosed atheist? There can be those who know God’s truth, have knowledge of His ways but refuse to submit themselves to God by ignoring His commands. Surely this is a greater fool, one who knows there is a God but refuses to acknowledge Him?
I like what C.H. Spurgeon once said regarding this: Wisdom is the right of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.