And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. Luke 12:19
The profane man in today’s profane generation has come to the conclusion that he alone is important in this universe—thus he becomes his own god!
He dotes on things—secular things—until he mistakenly assumes that there is nothing in the universe but material and physical values.
It is sad but true that a great and eternal woe awaits the profane and completely secular man whose only religion is in the thought that he probably is not as bad as some other man. I think that there is an Old Testament portion in the Book of Job that fits modern, profane man very well: “Woe is me, that I was ever born, that my mother ever conceived me. Let the stars of the twilight of that night be as darkness. Oh, that I might have been carried from my mother’s knees to the grave, where the wicked cease from troubling and the toil-worn are dressed.”
Only the darkness of judgment remains for the “self-sufficient” and completely secularized man who has ruled God out of his life and out of his business and out of his home.
I am thinking particularly of those who give lip service to the church and some mental assent to religion, but who have forgotten that they were created, that they have a responsibility to God, and they have ignored Jesus Christ—His Presence, His Voice, His Light!