The Privilege Corrupted
God has revealed Himself to mankind and provided all that is necessary for a
relationship with Him. Yet many people foolishly refuse His offer.
By choosing to live without God, a person will spiral downward into sin and a skewed
understanding about the truth that’s evident all around. As ignorance overpowers the capacity for intelligent understanding, an ever-darkening heart develops. The individual hungers for something to fill his emptiness but fails to recognize that only the Lord can
satisfy his longing.
Desiring to fill his spiritual void, the person will look for an idol to worship. It
won’t be a statue of wood or gold, but rather something on which to focus his affections. “Idols” occupy a person’s passion, time, and energy; in today’s world, they often take the form of money, prominence, and relationships. The “worshiper” begins to indulge in earthly pleasures and desires. Yet nothing can satisfy the emptiness. Eventually, as Romans 1:28 makes clear, the Lord will turn him over to a depraved mind—one that can no longer make right judgments.
Remember, the heavenly Father desires a relationship with us. He even gave His own
Son to make this possible. It is man who rejects Him and begins the journey toward godlessness and emptiness.
Look around; notice the manifold evidence that points to a holy, loving God who
desires an intimate friendship with you. Don’t put off accepting His offer of relationship—the consequences of rejection are far too dangerous, and the benefits of saying yes are beyond what you can imagine (Eph. 3:20).
Now hear the voice of the Lord as He says this to YOU His dear child:
If you seek Me you will find Me. If you seek Me with all of your heart, you will
find Me at depth of your loneliness and despair. There is no place you can go to escape Me. But I am there to give you peace NOT point My finger at you; for there is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in ME.
courtesy of KCBI 90.9