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Having it your way

by | Jun 25, 2021 | Genuine Hope | 0 comments

For this reason, God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.

Romans 1:26-20

The verses above are disturbing. It is saddening to see the end state of mankind and individuals who ultimately reject God. C.S. Lewis captured the essence of what Paul describes.

There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, ‘All right, then, have it your way.’

C.S. Lewis

What is the outcome of having it your way? Paul describes homosexuality in detail, but he also details the character of those who reject God – “They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless”(Romans 1:29-31)

So what do the wise do? Jesus summed it up in the same binary choice –

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

John 10:10

Choose the abundant life.

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