Confess your own sin

Romans 1:24-26:
"Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature...."

Mankind has not honored God or given Him thanks, but gone off to worship other things. So God has let them go to chase their desires for unnatural relations. Men approve of those who do this. This is very obvious in our political culture, and recent court decisions from California. But part of our sin is to blame others when we are caught up in sin. If we are honest, the last verses of Romans 1 describe our own hearts pretty well, and yet somehow we all know the big sin Romans 1 condemns those other people for. Adam hides in the bushes and blames his wife. Aaron makes a golden calf and then blames the people. Today’s compromising church blames the liberals for our cultural decline. Let us confess sins of the world that are creeping into the church, instead of only condemning them. Let us repent especially of our own sins, that we might be salt and light, warding off corruption and darkness in our land.


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