Monday, November 2, 2009

The Danger of Talent without Wisdom

Dad stumbled upon this video demonstrating what can only be called an amazing domino chain reaction set up by Tim Fort.

In addition to amazing, it is also tragic. It's tragic because the Minnesota state government has actually awarded the creator an "Artist's Initiative Grant" to further fund his work. But it's more tragic because God created Mr. Fort for far greater works than these. When he stands before God to account for his life, Tim's skill at creating amusing chain reactions will be a weight, rather than an ease, to his conscience.
As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, Or if due to strength, eighty years, Yet their pride is labor and sorrow; For soon it is gone and we fly away. Who understands the power of Your anger And Your fury, according to the fear that is due You? (Psalm 90:10-11, NASB)
Before we pass judgment too severely on him, we need to take a look in the mirror. Compared to Mr. Fort, perhaps we use our skills wisely. But compared with God's goals, I'm afraid many of are pursuits are still quite trivial.
"So teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom." (Psalm 90:12 NASB)

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