Today’s Truth

Today’s Truth: He Gave Them Up

Paul says in Romans 1:24: “Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.” God gives man over to his own lusts when he/she rejects him by the way that they live. We cannot serve God and ourselves. We have to choose either God’s glory or the glory of ourselves.

People throughout time have been rejecting God by the way that they lived. Take a look at Sodom and Gomorrah. Abraham pleaded with God on behalf of the cities. He asked God not to destroy them if He could find even one righteous person, but He could not. Everyone lived according to what was right in their own eyes. They gave up the truth of God for a lie. They trusted in their own wisdom instead of His wisdom. They delighted in themselves, so God destroyed them. Israel did the same thing years later. God sent prophets to warn his people that destruction was coming if they did not change the way they were living. However, they did not change. Therefore, God allowed other nations to bring them down.

What about today? Is our world becoming like Sodom and Gomorrah? Have we wandered so far away from the truth, that we cannot understand what truth really is? The Bible warns us against this. God is long-suffering. He does not wish to see any parish. Every day that he waits is another day allowing people to come to know him. Share the sense of urgency with those you know today, so they will not see destruction like so many who have gone before us.