Greeting In the Name of the Lord:
Romans 1:19-20 (NLT)
19 They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. 20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.
People are always looking for a way out when it comes to God. Probably the most commonly used excuse is that of ignorance: “I didn’t know anything about God.” However, the Apostle Paul clearly spells out for us that when it comes to God we have no excuses. He explains that we can see God’s invisible qualities, eternal power, and divine nature all around us. They can see him in majestic mountains, the power and elegance of the oceans, and the vast expanse of the open prairie. Furthermore, we can see God’s power in the variety of mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles. As King David stated so elegantly, “When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers— the moon and the stars you set in place— what are people that you should think about them, mere mortals that you should care for them” (Psalms 8:3-4, NLT)? Unfortunately, however, people reject this and try and argue that all of nature just happened, or is the result of a cosmic event in the universe and try and explain away God’s majesty with scientific rhetoric. Yet, try as they may, God’s creative power and holiness cannot be brushed aside. God holds us accountable for what he has made plainly visible. Even sadder yet are those who do know the truth and treat their relationship with God as something that can be pushed aside when it gets in their way. They constantly make excuses for not praying, reading their Bibles, or attend church on a regular basis. What’s your excuse?