And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.
Modernism is to take God out of our lives. Exclude God from our decision-making seems to be the rule. In Romans 1:28-32, the apostle Paul tells us that God gives to a debased mind all those who fail to have Him in mind. Who is dominated by the devil reprobate mind, no doubt will become a slave to sin. And Paul states that are worthy of death those who practice injustice, wickedness, greed, malice, envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity, gossip, slander, pride, arrogance, disobedience and folly, disloyalty, among other things.
And as we bring God out in our lives, when things get difficult, then people wonder where God was and why He allowed that to happen. It is the human tendency to blame and look for guilty Cross Street. We turn away from God and we eliminate Him from our lives; but we blame bad things that happen to us. How long we will be shirking our responsibility for what happens to us? How long are we going to turn to God only when we are with the water up to the neck?
Before we take on God’s shoulders responsibility for our problems, let’s look at what Paul says in Romans 1:28-32. The first question we must ask ourselves is whether we have passed consider God or not. Do we take God into account in our business decisions? Do we take God into account when looking for someone? Is God taken into account before taking the first step at all? If we are not taking into account to God, He will deliver us to a reprobate mind, which will lead us to do things that do not suit us.
Once we are in the grip of reprobate mind, we will be constant practitioners of the long list of wrongdoings outlined in Romans 1:28-32. And when we reap adverse outcomes, then we could get to murmur against God and to deny Him, and we blame for what happens to us when we are ourselves the real culprits. It is exactly the same as did the people of Israel in the wilderness for 40 years, which, despite being witness to the glory of God, continued ignoring his stiff neck.
Many people have abused the fact that God is love. That kind of person intends to continue to practice sin because they say that God will always forgive. Be very careful with this because God will not be mocked with impunity. He will pass judgment for every sin and someone will pay for it. If we insist on self justify the pay will fall upon us; but if we repent and trust in Jesus Christ, He will assume the payment for our sins.