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Ephesians 4:18 – darkened and ignorant

25-07-2018 - Posted by Andre Piet

…as those of the nations also are walking, in the vanity of their mind, their comprehension being darkened, being estranged from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the callousness of their hearts.

Here, Paul points to the core of what is wrong with the walk of the nations. It is the futility of their thinking because God is not thanked and honored as GOD (Rom 1:21). As a result, one lacks a fixed orientation and handhold in their thinking. And how developed the mind or IQ may be, it is darkened. The light and   view that GOD brings, is missing. And so it becomes inevitably dark inside.

GOD is there and He is the living GOD, but the nations have lost this knowledge. Also the scientific practice is fundamentally without GOD. One counts only with what one can perceive, and the logic that there must be a Creator, perishes in iniquity. They do not want to know. “It has become dark in their unwise hearts”.

How great is the contrast to know GOD, so that life does have meaning and purpose. And to be privileged to be walking in this realization every day!