December 2, 2010
Romans 1: 18-32 (Journal 2)
God’s Wrath on Unrighteousness
God had made the truth understandable and plain to see, but the people became ignorant, perverted, and lazy. Their worshipping and praising became less and less existent, until it stopped completely. God showed Himself to everyone through creation and life. He did it so that the world wouldn’t have any excuse of not knowing Him. The people began to worship worldly items like animals, plants, etc. and God had no other choice but to hand them over to their desires and sins. I mean, what would you do if your children didn’t want you as a father? They’re in their early twenties and they continue to reject you as their father.. You have no other choice but to leave them alone – to forsake them. Anyways, the people that were once “of God” began getting curious about unnecessary things. Men started want and lusting for their own gender. Natural relations started getting “unnatural.” The world knew that sins were punishable by death, yet they carried on with their new desires and wants. The world had become corrupted.
These verses can be used as a “What Not to Do” guide for my life. I shouldn’t do what the people did back then. I should do the opposite and hold onto the word of God. It is the “What to Do” guide. God is our only way to salvation. In these days, there is not a lot to trust and believe in, I just have to learn to lean on God when life gets hard, when tragedy hits, when death takes the ones you love away. He is always there. He is our genuine bestfriend.