February 1, 2018
No matter your walk of life or location, God’s law is woven into the very fabric of your soul.
15 They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them 16 on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.
Reading through the first chapters of Romans and learning more about God's judgment isn't easy. It is a painful and clear reminder that we are all sinners and will be judged when He returns.
Some might say "good" people do "good" things all the time without accepting Christ into their hearts. They may even say their conscience gets the best of them when they make a poor decision. What is that conscience they speak of? What is that little voice? What will God say knowing even though they heard that voice, they still chose the wrong path?
If we know Him and have the Holy Spirit dwelling within us and still choose to stray, are we more guilty? I think Paul is showing us that if we know God and His laws, we are more guilty than those who do not know Him.
Each and every one of our responses to God’s laws will become public knowledge on judgment day. I am thankful that God is just and that there is "no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus" (Romans 8:1).
This month's memory verse
1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1. If you have not accepted Christ as your Savior, would you say that there is something deep within you that echoes God’s yes and no, right and wrong? Who/what do you think that is?
2. If you have come to accept Christ as your Savior, are you listening for the Holy Spirit to help guide you in your yes, no, right, and wrong?
3. How is your heart? God already knows, but share it with Him today. He wants to listen!