Day 66: Given Over To Self

For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them” Romans 1:26-32 NKJV.


How vile must we be for it to get to the point where God stops pursuing after us, allowing us to be prisoners of our own desires, condemning ourselves to eternal punishment? What we need to keep in mind here is that Paul was speaking to those in the church and still to this day we are seeing this happen. Be it in secret or openly, with the church endorsing and promoting these shameful acts all because of the pressures of man. To man who does not know the spirit, sin is natural. To man who is born of the spirit, sin is unnatural and it is shameful. God’s standard cannot compare to the world’s standard as the latter will forever fall short because it will always try to justify its own actions. Truth of the matter is that the more we chase after the desires of the flesh over the spirit, without a repentant heart, God will give us over to our own desires and even though it breaks His heart, that is what we essentially want, despite the fact that we convince ourselves otherwise. Are you going to allow yourself to be controlled by your own desires or God’s desires?


Speak to God about your own life.



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