18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and wickedness of those who by their wickedness suppress the truth.19For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20Ever since the creation of the world his eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been understood and seen through the things he has made. So they are without excuse; 21for though they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their senseless minds were darkened. 22Claiming to be wise, they became fools; 23and they exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling a mortal human being or birds or four-footed animals or reptiles. 24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the degrading of their bodies among themselves, 25because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever! Amen. (Romans 1:18-25, NRSV)
Who do we worship?
Or better yet who do you worship?
Do you know the truth, and do you suppress it or keep it from others? And if so why?
You see I like to think about the truth that Romans, and Paul, are talking about is much bigger than any of us.
It is like a big ball the angels were playing catch with and one of them missed and it fell to earth and shattered into a million pieces and each of us got a piece, or each denomination got a piece. We think we have the truth, but we only have a part and we won’t know the whole truth until we put all the pieces together. Only God knows the truth, we can get close by being with God and in the word and prayerfully devote our lives to being a conduit for God’s love, but we don’t see the full picture.
We need to worship God and follow after where God is leading us, so we can share His grace.
Are we a part of the problem or getting out of God’s way to bring about the truth?