Sunday, July 13
Posted: Sunday, July 13
1 Chronicles 15:1-16:36
Verse of the day:
But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness. (Romans 1:18)
Truth is, this verse speaks so much about God’s love and his vengeance. God out of his love for us wants to save us from sin, but when we choose to embrace it we turn our backs on him and welcome his punishment. God isn’t losing his temper here like a parent that’s fed up. This is a just, true purging of what is contrary to God’s nature. So easily we can become numb to sin. We can get caught in this cycle where we do something we know is wrong over and over and withhold from changing.
The last section of this verse is the one that really throws the punch for me: “wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness.” Basically stated, those who do wrong and know it’s wrong but do it otherwise have a swift kick coming from God Almighty. He doesn’t take sin lightly and neither should we.
In a world that encourages sin so feverishly and has made it socially acceptable in almost every format, we as Christians need to daily check our own hearts and actions. Obviously doing this is far easier said than done, but for the sake of our souls we ought not to even fiddle with sin. God loves us more than we can know, and his plan of salvation is to keep us from bringing the repercussions of sin on ourselves. Today, take a moment to examine your heart and ask yourself, “Do I even care when I sin?” Because if we don’t, we can expect God’s punishment in fullest form.
Pastor Joshua Humpa // Special Events Pastor