“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.”
Romans 1:18-21 ESV
According to Romans, there is no excuse for what’s going on in the world. No, I’m talking about the terrorist attacks and ISIS. I’m talking about the moral issues as in homosexuality and abortion and everything else like that. The reason why there is no excuse, is that God made it plain to every single one of us from the very beginning what is right and wrong.
God’s power and divine nature has been made clear and known to ALL creation. So let’s set the record straight. You have NO excuse for your sins. Verse 21 makes it very clear, “For although they KNEW God, they did not honor him AS God or give thanks to him, BUT they became FUTILE in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.” We did it ourselves. We knew God. We knew of his great power and of his divine nature.
We even knew of the wrath of God! We knew what was ungodly and unrighteous, but we were fools and decided not to honor God. Because we exchanged truth for a lie, God gave us up in our lust of our hearts for impurity. (verse 24) See God never intended for us to live in a world like this.
But how come the world is like this? Simple, we started thinking for ourselves. We forgot about God, we turned our backs on him and He let us. He pretty much said, “You know what, if you don’t need me, I’ll let you live the way you want to live.”
But you know what’s worse than all of that? Look at verse 32, “Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.” We know that homosexuality, drunkenness, murder (abortion is included), and other things are evil and that the price is death. But we don’t just do it, we tell people that it’s OK if they do them too!
From the very beginning God has laid out what was righteous and what was not. He made it clear as day. But we turned away. The reason why the world is what it is today is because we did it ourselves. I wonder what would happen if we would turn back to God? I wonder what the world would be like if set our hearts on God and turned our mind to God? I can guarantee that it would be nothing like it is today.
There would be no hate, murder, racism or anything else like that. IF we would begin to follow God’s decrees it would be a different world. Talk about turning the world upside down. We thought Martin Luther King Jr’s Dream was planet shaking. What about the world turning back to JESUS?
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