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Foolish Things Christians Believe: My Life Is Not Futile Day 4

This Doesn’t Work!

Have you ever been puzzled by what you see in your friends or coworkers? Do you see people busy seeking happiness in all the wrong places? They spunge up knowledge without seeking God’s wisdom. They consume any kind of pleasure without acknowledging the Creator. They accumulate power over others without bowing to God’s power over them. Then they bump into the greatest problem of all, death.

People may simply refuse to address the mess of life, or you may hear them rail against the bleakness of life, “This is not right! This is not the way it is supposed to be!” That’s your cue to respond, “That is true. There is something more. There is Someone more”

C. S. Lewis once wrote, “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” When you hear these cries against what is broken and meaningless in this world, point them to the world’s Savior and his plan to redeem us all.

Study the details in this passage to find words or phrases you could use to explain the world under God’s plan. Find words of hope. Listen for the Holy Spirit’s guidance.

Through the blood of his Son, we are set free from our sins. God forgives our failures because of his overflowing kindness. He poured out his kindness by giving us every kind of wisdom and insight when he revealed the mystery of his plan to us. He had decided to do this through Christ. He planned to bring all of history to its goal in Christ. Then Christ would be the head of everything in heaven and on earth. God also decided ahead of time to choose us through Christ according to his plan, which makes everything work the way he intends. He planned all of this so that we who had already focused our hope on Christ would praise him and give him glory. Ephesians 1:7–12 GW