Dismissing God

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The world today tells us that there is no God, it tells us that there is no Truth, that there is no answer to Life.  The world tells us to seek pleasure and fulfillment in things.  As Christians we are implored to turn to God for our meaning, our purpose, our hope, our wisdom.   The world has quite the opposit and in turn fills the scripture “professing to be wise, became fools”

 

Rom 1:20-25   For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them.  For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

1.  We, as Christians, are told in opposit a message from this passage to honorlove andpraise God.

A. Honor: a showing of usually merited respect

B. Love: unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another:

C. Praise: to glorify, to bring glory, a state of great gratification or exaltation

Jesus said in Mat 22:37 ‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’

2.  Today the unbeliever is called to look at their purpose their meaning their wisdom. (where is your honor, love, praise)

Psa 14:1-3 The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; There is no one who does good. The LORD has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men To see if there are any who understand, Who seek after God.  They have all turned aside, together they have become corrupt; There is no one who does good, not even one. Oh that today we would not be counted among those foolish enough to claim that there is no God.  There is nothing good with in us.  We can do good deeds, we can have good effect, we can make good our promises… but still our best deeds are corrupt and can not compare with the Glory and Holiness that Jesus brings to our lives.

What is your purpose?  Whom do you honor, love and praise?  Today if that answer is Jesus **GET TO IT!!** if it is yourself…