Romans 1:21-25 – Changing the Truth of God Into a Lie

Romans 1:21-25
 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.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 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.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25 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.

-“God” has come in many forms over the years.  You could serve a golden calf or a tree stump.  Maybe you would rather follow a sacred animal or a wise sage.  There are those who believe that the only real power in the universe is money or the power of your own mind.  What do all of these” gods” have in common?  They are all parts of creation.  They are things that can be moved, things that can be destroyed.  How can we ever expect to be lifted up by something that is down in the dirt with us?  What’s more, by focusing on these things, we miss the all-powerful God of the Bible is who is able to do all of the things we expect of our idols and so much more.  It may be easy to worship an idol because an idol can’t hold us to any standards; but the problem with worshipping an empty idol is that, ultimately, it will leave you empty as well.

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