Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Indictment

The indictment: Men and women know that there is a God and yet they fail to honor him or give thanks to him (Romans 1:19-23). They are unrighteous and are under condemnation.

Romans 1:18-23 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. 21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.

There is a glorious God who has created the universe and yet many people are comfortable with their family, friends, jobs, cars, houses and hobbies. The God who created all and whose breath and life are in his hands they have failed to honor and give thanks to him (Daniel 5:23; Romans 1:21).