"Instead of believing what they knew was the truth about God, they deliberately chose to believe lies. So they worshiped the things God made but not the Creator himself, who is to be praised forever. Amen." (Romans 1:25) Such a sad verse. At first when I read this verse, I thought, "how could they". But the more I read this verse, the more I wonder what truth about God do I deny or ignore?
God is all-powerful. Do I truly live trusting Him? God owns everything. Do I live generously...not holding onto my "stuff"? God is all-knowing. He knows my heart, and everything I do. Do I live transparently? He is perfect, and he hates sin. Am I thinking clearly, or do I believe the lies too? Not only did they believe the lies; their worship was all wrong. They worshiped what God made-not God. Now this sounds a little crazy to us. We don't worship animals or objects...or do we?
What gets all of our attention? What do we love? Where does all our money go? What or who do we worship? Maybe my worship isn't always as clear as I think. It's pretty easy to say that we'd never worship a goat, but where are we spending all of our energies?