What is being rational? Let us test ourselves. When we were first in love and got married in the worst kind of weather, were we rational? When we do things that make no sense, are we rational? When we abandoned principles that worked for ways that do not, are we rational? Here is one for the books, when we use an army to defeat a handful of tugs, are we rational? When we pervert sex into animal behavior, pleasure and human trafficking, are we rational? And when we abort babies and keep criminals alive, are we rational? Is it any wonder that the Bible defies such rationality and regards it as an “abomination” to the Creator?
We may argue that there were many people in the Bible that were not at all rational. That is correct and what happened to them? What happened to Noah, to Sodom and Gomorrah, to those that died in the desert, to Israel and then to Judah and lastly to Jerusalem shortly after Christ was crucified? Did God pat any of them on their back and said, “It is all right you could not help being human?” On the contrary, God let all the rationales perish by their own design. Instead, He chose the foolish and unwise in the world to benefit from a simple faith based in an eternal leader; namely, the Christ (I Corinthians 1:18-2:16). Every time the rationales staged a world event like a war or revolution, “the meek inherited the earth” and they had to rebuilt it (Matthew 5:5). The children of this world are proving their wisdom by their action (Matthew 11:19; Luke 7:35).
God does want to reason with those that are willing to look at themselves and take stock in their thinking and life-styles. His message was then and still is today, “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land; but if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword” (Isaiah 1:18-20). The description that follows fits any of our cities. Will our generation be wiser than the one Isaiah faced? If it does then there is hope (Isaiah 1:26).