You Can Know God.
"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse."
The Law (Torah = “instruction of God”) is God’s revelation of His wrath against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men. The Law was given by God to reveal sin (Romans 7:7, 13) and the penalty of sin (Romans 6:23; Ezekiel 18:4). Ungodliness and unrighteousness do not promote life, but rather death.
God has shown us who He is by giving us His written word. By reading the Bible we know who God is, His power, and His attributes (love, justice, mercy, etc.).
God has also revealed His invisible attributes, namely, His eternal power and divine nature through the things He created. By studying the creation we get to know the Creator.
The ungodly and unrighteous are without excuse when they stand before God in the final judgment (Revelation 20:11-15). “But I didn’t know what I was doing was wrong,” will not be a valid excuse before God. “But I didn’t know you existed,” will not be a valid excuse before God. God has revealed Himself and His wrath against sin (ungodliness and unrighteousness) to all people by the very things He has made and by His Law.
There is no excuse for being surprised by the unpleasant and deadly consequences of sin.
God will punish sin. God will also save us from our sin when we repent of our sin and believe Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin, to break the power of sin and the power of Satan (John 19:30, "It is finished" better translated "It is paid"; Romans 6:6-7; Hebrews 2:14-15).
Have you been saved from your sin?
No matter who you think you are, what you have done, or what has been done to you, God loves you and wants you to say "YES" to Him. Romans 5:8 says while we were still sinners Jesus paid the price for our sin with His life. Take a moment to admit you have sinned and deserve the punishment for your sin. Then, believe the gospel (that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures). And finally, confess Jesus as Lord (Romans 10:9-10).
May you know Jesus today.
Three key questions to ask as we prayerfully read the scriptures:
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