SELAH Daily Devotions!
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: Romans 1:21-26a
Okay! Don’t be looking at me with that tone of voice! Even if we were too sccaarred to speak it out loud, chances are, we’ve all thought about it at some point in our lives, huh?
“Why would a Loving God send people to Hell? Why do innocent babies die? Why do bad things happen to good people?”
Perhaps a better question might be, how come it’s so easy to live this life operating below the threshold of consciousness; allowing us to so conveniently deny the reality that there are two powers operating simultaneously, in the realm of time, YET profusely contrary one to another? The Master of Deceit and The Spirit of Truth! That is until the reality of our circumstances come crashing into our personal logic! Unfortunately, that’s also when we have the cockamamie gaul to get all philosophical and put God on the witness stand! #SERIOUSLY?
DIDJAKNO? This type of interrogation is generally a direct result of a Satanic-induced seductive spirit of deliberate, self-induced distortion, rebellion and ultimate rejection of God’s Perfect Morality in order to justify our unmoral proclivity to satisfy the our own fleshy lust for wickedness and evil-doing! WELL? Like the ol’ skool preacha said, “I jus lost 1/2 my church!”
Barring some rare genetic malfunction, every human being born into the earth has an inner GPS (God’s Protection System) directly plugged into The Creator of The Universe, commonly called a conscience! This inner sensory perception allows us to eventually discern good from evil. Amazingly, our Heavenly Father, knowing the hopelessness of relying on the innate frailty of our flawed, fickled, self-centered frame, so graciously restrains Godself with compassionate patience, suffering with us through The Divine Maturation Process, until we arrive at the unity of faith implied by trusting in The Son of God! (Ref. Ephesians 4:13)
Now, given that we are not robots, we all have the freedom and ability to suppress God’s moral standards in favor of our own or the world’s! And…such were all of us! (Ref. 1 Corinthians 6:11) Nonetheless, the consequences of our erroneous decisions are completely out of our hands! And we all know how well that plays out, huh?
Beloved, only a fool will deny how much God loves us! NEVERTHELESS GOD CANNOT DENY HIS LOVE! I mean, He was willing to sacrifice His Righteous Son to save us who so deserved the punishment for our unrighteousness! (Ref. John 3:16)
Precious One, stop trying to PLAY God! HE IS NOT THE ONE! The last thing you ever wanna DO is make God angry! It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God! (Hebrew 10:31) Seriously!
We can all rejoice in this, God’s Mercy awaits us every morning as He awakens us to embrace one more day, howevrrr don’t fall for the okey-doke! Not one of us have a clue how long before Grace is frustrated and expires! Beloved, while it is yet today, exercise your choice, accept Jesus as Savior and Lord! When it comes to your eternal destination U BETTA KNOW WHO’S FAKING??? #ijs #trickortreat
Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!