Monday, October 31: Romans 1- We are in BIG trouble.

Where to pause and meditate? There is so much content, so much teaching, so much unveiling of God’s way…

The Gospel message; people are in BIG trouble and our only answer is faith, faith in Jesus.

There will be no excuses when we stand before God at the end of our lives. Creation declares God’s eternal power (20). But people have suppressed the truth (18); suppressed pictures pressing down an intentional denial of the truth about God.

As a result, God has given humanity over to its lusts, its desires and humanity is reaping the just desserts of our suppression of God. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy (29-31).

Turn on the news and you will see how true this statement is.

The only way out from under this load is acceptance of the Gospel of God through faith in Jesus. And the Gospel is offered to Jew and Gentile alike.

God’s remedy for our sin dilemma is Jesus and this message will unfold as we continue reading this letter.

For today I marvel at how loving God is to send Jesus to people who have suppressed His truth. Though we turned our backs God did not walk away from us but pursued us with the Love of Jesus.

Thank You, God, for not giving up on humanity. Thank You for unveiling my eyes that I might take to heart Your Gospel message and put my faith in Jesus. Use me to tell others about your great Gospel. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.


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