Friday, October 10, 2008

Retain God in everything

“…even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers...”
-Romans 1:28-29 KJV [italics & emphasis mine]

I have heard time and again the above scripture being preached in the context of the gospel to non-believers for their rejection of God. However, the same scripture applies to us, believers, who have rejected God in certain areas of our lives. We have a tendency to involve God in certain areas of our lives and prohibit Him in others. When we talk of “…the just shall live by faith…” (Hebr 10:38) we think of faith re: the safari to heaven which we almost readily involved God in.

But when it comes to choice of career, life partner, habitat, place of worship, finances…we only involve God when we are stuck. God is saying (in the above scripture), because you did not retain me (God’s knowledge) in your choice of career, life partner, finances etc, I have GIVEN YOU OVER (handed you out) to your futile mind (way of thinking), which has led you into trouble and heartaches. Our challenge as believers is to learn and apply God’s knowledge, understanding and wisdom in EVERYTHING.

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