Ancient Paul asked, “Who changed the truth of God into a lie and worshiped and served the creature (man) more than the creator?” Do you know? Want to see what we can find?
Starting with Moses, to the end of the Bible, we find him and many others who tell us that man has walked after his ‘imagination.’ Then near the end we have Paul who tells us to ‘Cast down your imaginations…’ What did all these ancient men know about ‘imagination?
Could it be our ‘imaginations’ that changed the truth of God into a lie? Is that what these men were trying to tell us? And that’s why they tell us to get rid of our ‘imaginations?
Paul, along with many others said, “The creature (man) was made to vanity.“ And Solomon felt the same way when he told us, ‘Vanity of vanities; all is vanity.’
So how does ‘vanity’ have anything to with ‘imaginations? Well ‘vanity’ means, vain.’ And one meaning for ‘vain’ is to, ‘forsake God completely.’
Did Paul understand this when he said, “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.” Fool means, ‘deficient in understanding.’ Fools because man did not understand anything about the Real God.
Did men became ‘fools’ when they ‘forsake God completely,’ when he started having ‘to high opinion of himself? Did man feel god like because he too could create. His proof, his children, make in his image and likeness? Think about that for a minute.
Man become a ‘fool’ when he calls his ‘series of images in his mind’ which are nothing more that the ‘fantasies of his imagination’, his reality? That could well be true because Paul told man, “Cast down all your imaginations.” Cast down those ‘mental images which are not real nor present.’ Because according to Paul, “It is now high time to awake out of your sleep,”
What do we do when we sleep? We form ‘mental images of something not real or present’. But while we sleep, those ‘mental images’ are real to us. isn’t that what we do when we sleep? We form ‘mental images of what is not real nor present.’
Paul was serious when he told us, ‘Behold, now is the accepted time’. For …”Awake thou that sleepest…’ Remember, ‘sleep’ means, ‘not being aware.’ Not being ‘aware’ of God.
Are you ready to stop being a ‘fool’ and’ wake up’ and stop...’forsaking God? But how? By stopping the ‘worshiping and serving the creature (you) more than the creator? God. But how?
King Solomon said it best.