August 30 – Foolish Philosophy of Life

Recently, I read the creed of a famous movie actor as it was given to a newspaper. In his own words, he summed up his philosophy of life. He said, “ I’m going to do as I please. I don’t need anybody in the world. I did it myself.” How said. Tragically, that is the unspoken creed of all to many people. They consider themselves self-made individuals who worship their supposed creator- themselves. This comes from pride and arrogance. But it is a foolish philosopohy of life. We have been created by God, and we are only alive because He allows it. If we have any gifts or talents, it is because he has bestowed them even our preparation for the next life in His hands. He has said, “By grace are you saved through faith, and that not of yourself, it is the gift of God, lest anyone should boast.” Everyone of us has a philosophy of life, whether we realize it or not. What is yours? Is it that of the famous but foolish actor, or held with eternities values in view?

Pastor Alex Rockwell