God’s Word tells us what makes us righteous (and at peace) before God. It is not an unknowable, confusing, or impossible thing to achieve. It IS possible to do. What a gift! What a blessing!
Wicked people hate truth and will always try and suppress it. But His Word tells us that the darkness will never overpower the light.
- “…wicked people suppress the truth by their wickedness.” (Romans 1:18)
Do you simply just know who God is? Is He a passing second thought to you? Or do you seek Him through your circumstances and experiences? Do you thank Him with your life?
- “Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks.” (Romans 1:21)
The more people reject God and continue in their sin against Him, the more their hearts thoughts, minds, and discernment become darkened.
- “They began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused.” (Romans 1:21)
If you look down on people a lot and think you’re better than they are, that act is not hidden from God. And unlike you (someone who is not all-knowing and all-seeing as God is) He knows everything you have ever thought and done. And if in your pride you still think you have no problem because you are a “good” person, God also says in His Word that “…there is no one who does good. No, not one.”
God, I confess to You that I sometimes think of myself more highly than I should. Help me remember that I am saved by Your grace alone.