For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. Romans 1:18-20
Nature and the world God created tell us a lot about Him. Being part of creation, something God placed inside us reveals through ‘what is made’, (animals, plant life, molecules and quarks) His attributes of power and character. The result is that His general revelation makes every person responsible for righteousness and godliness. Stated another way: He has given us all we need for life and godliness. The natural response would be gratitude and worship. But, many, if not most, have suppressed the truth, and rebelled against their maker. And as a result, we are under God’s wrath, not His blessing.
Where do I see God? In everything… or in nothing? How have I responded to the God who desires I live in righteousness and relationship to Him, my maker?
God, I acknowledge I am part of Your glorious revelation and creation. I marvel today and want to express gratitude to You and worship You for who You are and what You have made. I long to restore the creator – creation relationship.
Photo Credit: Charles Rumahlewang // (Kenya 2017)