Romans 1:18-19, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them because God has shown it to them.”
🔴 ACCOUNTABLE TO SEEK HIM
How acceptable has sin become to believers? Are we as disciples treating sin casually? We often say, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23). Do we use this verse to dismiss our standing for what we know is right?
God’s character is uncompromised. God is righteous, holy, perfect, and He hates sin. When we accept God’s Son, Jesus Christ, His Holy Spirit comes to live within us. We have His power not to sin, but we are sinful because of our flesh. We quench or extinguish His Holy Spirit within us. As we grow and learn more about God and His attributes, our faith should cause us to work and become more like Him. We will live out our faith through a relationship with God, our Father, and those He created. Love and trust are action words, and we know that faith without works is dead.
James 2:20, “Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless?”
We know God’s righteous decree and that when we do evil things and approve of those who practice them, we deserve death. For those who trust in Christ, it is worthwhile to retain what God has taught us and know what He expects from us.
Let’s pray: All-knowing, all-seeing, Almighty God, please forgive us and help us to change from our evil ways and turn to you and your goodness so that we might worship you in Spirit and truth as we seek to be doers of your Word.
This devotional was written by Diana L.W. Coleman a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose®. Edited by Torrie Slaughter in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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