Without Excuse

November 8th, 2015

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2 Peter 2:1-22

Two astronauts, two perspectives. One asserted that he had seen God nowhere in the heavens. The other observed that such magnificence made it impossible for him not to believe in God.

Paul declares that people are guilty of suppressing the truth by refusing to acknowledge God’s “invisible qualities . . . [that] have been clearly seen” (Romans 1:20) in creation. The natural world does not reveal all that can be known of God, yet clearly reveals enough so that those who refuse to honor God as God are without excuse.

When truth is suppressed, “godlessness” and “wickedness” result. The former refers to the wrong posture toward God; the latter to improper behavior toward other people. Greed, strife deceit, gossip, and boastfulness are included as wickedness, and thus associated with refusing to glorify God.

The warning against judging others should give us pause for self-reflection before God (2:1-3). Those who judge others who sin also show contempt for God’s mercy.

Author: Rhonda Carrim


One Response to “Without Excuse”

  1. rose palomo Says:

    November 8th, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Psalm 33:18 – Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His mercy.

    Psalm 51:1,2- Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; according to the multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.

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