TOPIC: GOD’S ACTIONS ARE FAIR AND JUST
Bible Text: Romans 1:24-32
“Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do those things but also approve of those who practice them.” Romans 1:32, NIV
There is a saying in Southwest Nigeria that a mother only carries a child who willingly indicates he desires to be carried in his mother’s loving arms. The one who folds his hands will be left alone.
God had often called Israel to Himself, longing to carry them in His arms, but they had always turned their back against Him.
In Isaiah 65:12 (GNT), God said, “it will be your fate to die a violent death, because you did not answer when I called you or listen when I spoke. You chose to disobey me and do evil.” God is therefore fair and just to abandon the people to their evil ways.
Three times, today’s passage repeated that God gave them over to their sinful desires and actions (Romans 1:24, 26, 28).
Their action was not due to total ignorance, but willful rebellion. God’s desire is that His children obey Him wholeheartedly so that He can bless them and deliver them from trouble, but when they do otherwise, He will eventually leave them to face the consequences of their actions.
Anyone who dies in his sin is without excuse, but God does not delight in the death of sinners. Turn to God today and He will carry you.
Insight: Do not allow God to give up on you.
Prayer: LORD, help me not to become an abandoned project in Your hand.
RBT Passage: Proverbs 30-31
Let Us Pray: By Your mercy O LORD, please settle me today and let it be resolved that no matter what, You will never give up on me and You will never leave nor forsake me. O LORD of mercy and grace, let my heart be filled with knowledge of You, let me be filled with godly wisdom and help me Holy Spirit not to despise Your leading. The Living
Spirit of truth, please guide me into all the truth. Help me not to speak on my own; help me to speak only what I hear You say, please reveal and declare to me what is yet to come into being and never give up on teaching me the right path to follow. Help me O LORD, not to destroy the faith You have built in me in Jesus mighty name.
Prayer Focus for Today: The Scripture says, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” LORD Jesus, You are the One who made this promise and You cannot lie. Everything that gives my heart unrest shall bow down to Your authority and I will have rest of mind in Jesus Christ name .