Monday, August 19, 2019
“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” (Romans 1:25 KJV).
Here is how we learn our purpose!
Today’s Scripture sits in the context of people failing to understand their purpose in creation. Friend, you would do well to read verses 18-32. Let us read some of those surrounding passages:
“ For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;  Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:  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.
“ Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,  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.  Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:  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 gave them up…  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;….”
The problem is these people chose to worship and serve someone or something other than the one true God. Instead of being interested in living to glorify the Creator, they are self-willed and self-serving: they refused to see their purpose, and fervently desired to conduct themselves not according to it. Scripture calls them “fools!” Unlike they, are we willing to make the wise choice here? Remember, the one true God gives us over to what we want—truth or lie!