Friday, October 19, 2012
Enjoying the World As It Is
"They are darkened in their understanding - excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that's in them."
Why are they ignorant? Because they just don't have a high I.Q.? No! It's because of the hardness of their hearts. The Bible always teaches us that stupidity is the result of moral sin. There is a moral stupidity which leads to stupid behavior in life. The book of Proverbs deals with this repeatedly. People do this that are dumb and basically that arises from the hardness of their heart.
"These Gentiles have become callous and give themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness."
And so their lack of feeling, their hard-hearts, means that they have to pursue weirder and weirder forms of stimulation and they can't relax and enjoy the world as it is.
- J.B. Jordan, commenting on Ephesians 4.17-19