Monday, April 21, 2008

What You Owe Your Creator

In developing the implications of the doctrine of God as Creator, I have spent some time in Romans 1:18-25 this week. I was seeking to demonstrate a proper response to the truth of Genesis 1:1. In this text, Paul traces the downward spiral of idolatry which begins with the suppression of the truth about God revealed in creation. The suppression of this truth darkens the understanding of man and opens the door for all kinds of foolish speculation. This nosedive continues with the exchange of the truth of God for the lie of idolatry in which the creature is worshiped rather than the blessed Creator. This exchange results in all manner of moral and spiritual chaos expressed in a catalog of sinful behaviors".

"In the midst of this passage, there are three things pinpointed which man owes the Creator but which man did not render to Him. In v. 21 we read that thought they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God or give thanks. In v. 25 we read that they exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator. Consider these three things which all of us owe to God as our Creator".

Acclaim: We should glorify God as our Creator.

Appreciation: We should be thankful to God as our Creator.

Adoration: We should worship God as our Creator.

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