Tag: Psalm 19:1-4
Scripture reading for June 14th: Romans 1
Key Scriptures for over-comers: Romans 1:18-20 “The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–His eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.”
Paul’s letter to the Romans is a revelation of the gospel message of righteousness that comes by faith in Jesus Christ. In these verses Paul clearly states that all men have had the opportunity to see and understand God’s eternal power and divine nature through God’s revelation though creation. Even though men have this revelation from God, Himself, they suppress this truth in unrighteousness. They purposely block out what God clearly has revealed. This willful suppression brings an ongoing revelation of God’s wrath upon them because sin brings death! This wrath is seen in God giving men over to their sinful desires. This willful exchange of truth for a lie leads to immorality with ever-increasing depravity.
Observations for over-comers: Over-comers realize that God has revealed Himself to all mankind through creation. They call people to account with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, revealing the only way to righteousness–through faith! “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.” (Psalm 19:1-4)
Scripture reading for May 27th: Acts 17
Key Scriptures for over-comers: Acts 17:24-28 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. And He is not served by human hands, as if He needed anything, because He Himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. From one man He made every nation of men that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.”
Paul ministered to the intellectuals of Athens by telling them about the God who created the heavens and the earth. He told them about the omnipotence and omniscience of this Creator God, who was very near to each one of us. He also told them that this God had placed each person in the geographical location He desired and given the time allotted for them. Paul said that God did this so that men would seek Him and reach out to Him! These truths are often veiled from unbelievers but can serve to open their hearts to the God who alone is worthy of worship!
Observations for over-comers: Sharing with intellectuals about the One True God will help to open their hearts. Remember that God has already revealed Himself to each person through nature and conscience. “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.” (Psalm 19:1-4)