Don’t Suppress The Truth, Read It

“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
I’ve been pondering this passage a lot lately. Processing the things that are happening today in society.
This passage is making more and more sense. Truth is not valued in our culture; it’s created. And I mean literally created out of thin air with the backing of a person’s feelings as the only proof of their new version of the truth. The Apostle Paul was dealing with this with the Roman culture. Maybe they didn’t have social media or worldwide connectivity, but they still had man’s propensity through our sin to “suppress the truth in unrighteousness.”
That phrase “suppress the truth in unrighteousness” is the one that has hit me harder lately. We literally have to suppress the truth and continually lie to our selves to continue in a sinful lifestyle. Why, because like these verses tell us, “His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made.” The evidence for God is all around us and in us. There is a shock going on in Christendom. We are shocked by what we see in society. And yet, when you think of the self-deception and delusion that accompanies sin, is it really too difficult to understand why we see a moral collapse.
For the believer, we have the truth of God’s Word as an anchoring point. As we read, as we study, as we seek the Lord through His Word the Holy Spirit, as Jesus put it, “He will guide you into all the truth;” (NASB, John 16:13). When praying to the Father in John 17:17, Jesus also said, “Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.” We have an anchor. The question is are we using it.
Anchor your life in the Truth of the Word of God. Let God’s Word be the place you continually run to make sense of this senseless world. Resist the natural sinful tendency to suppress the truth of God. Instead, like Paul says later on in the book of Romans, “Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” (NASB, Romans 12:1-2)
Pastor Mike Towler

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