Vain Imaginations

Romans 1:21 KJV  “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.”

How easy it is to get wrapped up in the stuff we are doing at work, with family and friends and forget that None of that is possible without God. We know about God and many of us like to think we know God. The truth is all the facts are obvious, when we are looking but we are often unwilling to see. There are reminders, in all of nature, that God is powerful and eternal.

The pendulum of belief, obedience and then falling away swings through time. Recent archeological discovery find evidence human kind has been here, before. Even the ancients left behind evidence of moral and spiritual awareness that was championed with success, even luxury and advancement. Yet, a shift occurs and then we find vacant cities and eras lost. I imagine that in one sense or another man began to take credit for all on himself or give credit and allegiance to some one or some thing, other than God the Creator. 

In Romans chapter 1, Paul describes how and why God gives us up to destroy ourselves. Later in the chapter it says, “And even as they did not want to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind to do those things which are not convenient.” Have we not done these same things believing we know solutions to problems and forgetting who designed us, in the first place? Have we not sought to answer our questions with theories that equate to little more than hot air? Yes, even followers of Jesus have been lured into agreeing with the enemy. We run after things and worldly knowledge but these all lead us to destruction. This happens because we look to men for answers (vain imaginations) instead of reading God’s word and trusting His explanations. We do not want to seem unwise, yet, we are foolish. 

It is time to examine our lives in the light of scripture. We cannot trust church leaders to help us know the truth. We cannot trust anyone, else. We must seek it for ourselves. Jesus said, “seek and ye shall find.” There are a lot of voices calling for your trust. Jesus is the only one who we can really trust for truth. Our Bible is the oldest most preserved book. The Holy Bible is God’s letter to us about Himself, His only begotten Son and the kind of relationship He wants with us. 

Mickey Kyler 19 0620

(Michele Baranski)

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