KEY VERSE: “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient” (Romans 1:28).
A mind that rejects God loses its anchor. When a ship loses its anchor it is at the mercy of the waves; it is tossed up and down, it might even capsize. Individuals and whole nations have learnt the bitter consequences of throwing off the knowledge of God. There have been Prodigal sons who have rejected the control of the heavenly Father. Like their predecessor in Luke 15 they have ended up in a terrible spiritual and moral gutter. There have been prodigal nations in history.
The Roman Empire was renowned for indescribable moral corruption. All its glory and power quickly dissolved and vanished away. But, praise God, there were saints of God in ancient Rome and they were numerous! (Romans 16:15) So then, dear youth, you might be surrounded by sin and evil, nevertheless the grace of God is available to help you live in holiness daily. No, we don’t all have to be corrupt; the Prodigal son went astray but his brother remained faithful! Distinguish yourself like Joseph and Daniel; choose to be holy in this sinful world. By prayer, faith and obedience you will make it in Jesus’name.
Challenge: Others may, I cannot.
Prayer: Give me grace to live for you always O God!
Quote: A mind that rejects God loses its anchor.
Bible Reading in one Year: 1 Peter 2:9-12