Below see some of my current reading interests. In particular, the vice list in Romans 1, apparently the longest such list in the NT. I listed in my journal the faults that I often fall prey to – the list is too long! Remind yourself that greed, backbiting, violence (and this reaches farther than we imagine into our thats and the vehemence of them), boasting, inventing evil things…. In my better moments, I would shy away from them all, but often without intention I find myself in a morass of issues which according to Romans 1, God has reserved for those who have ignored Him completely.
What has struck me about this is without God, we do not stand a chance of keeping our heads in this world. The logic of this epistle of Paul’s is so strong. We must not change the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man. Also, we cannot worship and serve the creature rather than the Creator. And this is so easily done. Day after day, I veer towards it. I am much quicker to praise an aspect of modern life than I am to praise the Almighty, the unchanging God. And this should not be.
Looking forward to be delving more into Romans…
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