Wednesday, September 10, 2008

God Has Good News For You


Romans 1


Paul starts off his letter to the Romans by introducing himself as a servant of Jesus set apart for telling the good news, he is God’s man for spreading the gospel truth.

The gospel truth that was promised by God had now been fulfilled through Jesus. This is good news that is available to everybody through God's power we are made right with him.

Paul warns us that if we reject this truth that we are going to see God’s wrath instead of the grace that is being offered to us (compare verse 5 and verse 18).

God has revealed Himself to all mankind so that we are without excuse and when we reject Him and refuse to worship Him then we are inclined to set-up a god that we will worship. This sin sends us down a slippery slope that leads us into an ever-increasing pattern of rebellion (verses 18-31).

I can see now why there is so much badness in this broken world today, the scripture tells us that it is just a natural consequence of a world that does not accept the good news and come into a right relationship with our creator.


I will not be ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes. -Romans 1:16


Lord I pray that I will be wise and not give glory away that belongs to you, I will continue to be a witness for you.