For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God...
Thoughts for Today:The world thinks -- if we make God less than He is by our words, definitions, thoughts and attitudes, then by doing so we render Him powerless over us. Unfortunately, denying God's existence won't reduce His grandeur or authority by one iota.
When my dog Abby was a puppy, we bought a twenty foot long leash and anchored it in the middle of the backyard. Abby would jump and run all around -- feeling completely free -- until she came to the end of the leash. She then experienced a harsh reality -- someone had authority over her. Death is the end of our leash.
Man foolishly pretends he has evolved into a sophisticated and highly moralistic society which has no need for such primitive concepts as God. How silly and tragic we must all appear to the Lord as we flounder about under our own self-generated illusions -- when in reality -- all we have has been given to us by the Father. Certainly we are more than dogs on a leash -- we were created in God's very own image and we have been given an opportunity to join God's family (thus becoming adopted children and heirs to His Kingdom) through the sacrifice of His Son Jesus -- for all who believe. Where do you stand on this issue? Ignoring God and by doing so hoping He ceases to exist?
Questions to Ponder:Paul writes in our passage today, "...they knew God but they didn't glorify Him as God." As believers we can fall into this same trap when we pray, "God I believe in you -- now give me what I want!" He is God and we're not. He knows things we don't and He sees things we can't. We must place our cares and concerns upon Him -- then trust Him. We honor and glorify God, not with just our words, but also our faith. Do you trust God? Have you prayed, "Your will, not mine"?