If you run a red light or a stop sign, you know that you broke the law.
It doesn’t matter if you didn’t cause an accident, the truth is that you broke the law and you know you broke the law because the law says…don’t run a red light and don’t run a stop sign.
But the world today wants to tell you that running a red light or a stop sign is okay because the law was meant to be broken if it feels okay to you.
The world will tell you that as long as you feel okay with running the red light or the stop sign, you’re not doing anything wrong because you didn’t hurt anyone. They will tell you that breaking the law is up to you because it just depends on how you feel.
So what if everyone feels okay with running red lights or the stop signs? Wouldn’t that create a mass amount of chaos?
You see, the law, not to run a red light or a stop sign, isn’t there to protect you from other people. Whether you agree or disagree, the fact remains…the law was written to protect you from the one person that would bring you the most harm…
The law was created to protect you from yourself.
YOU …don’t lie.
YOU …don’t commit murder
YOU …don’t covet
YOU …don’t steal… and so on and so forth.
Yet the world wants to proclaim that the law wasn’t created to protect you from yourself. The world wants to proclaim that the law wasn’t created for any other reason than a simplistic guide for others to not harm you…but, of course, that’s only based on how they feel at that given moment.
yet!!… God himself is looking you in the eye and stating quite clearly…
YOU!! YOU!!! YOU!!!!!!!
Obey the law!!!
And when you don’t obey the law, there are repercussions.
Also, there are repercussions for being repeatedly disobedient to God’s law, which brings us to Romans 1: 18-32
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.
For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.
Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.
You may disagree with God’s commandments. You may not agree with God’s plan. You may not agree with the word of God. Heck, you may not agree with the law of God, but the truth still remains…No matter how much you disagree with God’s commandments, plans, words or laws…that does not nullify any of them, and living a life of disobedience to God will only lead you to one place…
Separation from God for all eternity.
There’s a common lie being spread through the churches today that God accepts you just the way you are, but based on Romans 1:18-32 that message just is not true.
God will not accept blatantly disobedient people.
God will not accept those who blatantly disregard His laws and commandments or live a life that is contrary to His truth.
God will not accept any person who’s lives are filled with wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; gossip, slander, hate of God, insolence, arrogance, boasting, inventions of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving or unmerciful.
The truth is, God will only accept those who’s heart is humble and who express true feelings of remorse affected by the guilt of wrongdoing..in one word: contrite.
God will tolerate disobedience for only so long…
Word to the wise….Don’t test the patience of God.