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"Be of good courage, and let us behave ourselves valiantly for our people, and for the cities of our God: and let the LORD do that which is good in His sight" (I Chronicles 19:13).

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Plain Thoughts from Romans 1:23, Basic as 1-2-3

Just some plain thoughts about the following verse (plain thoughts come easily to a Kansan).

Romans 1:23 "And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things."

Thought #1  We were made to glorify our Creator.

Isaiah 43:7 "Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him."

Revelation 4:11 "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created."

Thought #2 He will not share His glory with another.

Isaiah 42:8 "I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images."

Thought #3 When a man glorifies any other that the Lord of Glory, it always ends up with shame on sinful humanity.

Psalm 4:2 "O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah."

Hosea 4:7 "As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame."

Philippians 3:19 "Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)"

As Christians, what should our prayer be for those who arrogantly rebel against God and His glorious Gospel and who seek instead after vanity and their own way (iniquity)?

Psalm 83:16 "Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD."

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