Hi, God’s word for me today is in Romans 1:18-19 which says:
“18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.”
In this passage Paul is talking about those people who are sexually immoral by committing (what we call now) homosexuality. Paul is saying that they are going against what God made natural to us. Paul talks about that a bit later in the passage and in these verses he is saying that the wrath of God was being revealed. Today we are going to talk about how sinners have the wrath of God on them and how they can have atonement in Jesus.
Jesus came down from heaven and He took our sins and God’s wrath upon Him and then He died for our sins on the cross. Jesus is our atoning sacrifice and He died for us, if you are an unbeliever and you have not accepted Jesus sacrifice then you still have your sins on you. Why don’t you trust in Jesus if you are an unbeliever, Jesus died for you, why don’t you trust in Him?
Later on in the passage Paul talks about a man being immoral with another man and a woman being immoral with a woman. Paul is saying that they receive their punishment within their bodies. But with God’s grace they could accept Jesus’ sacrifice and stop doing that. I’m encouraging you to not be a homosexual and to trust in Jesus as your sacrifice.
Christians should share the Gospel with unbelievers so that they can trust in Jesus. We should give the Gospel to unbelievers so that they can have eternal life in Jesus. Unbelievers are dead in their sins, we should give them the Gospel and they will live in Jesus. We should share the Gospel with unbelievers.
At times those who say that they are believers will suppress the truth and lead people away from the Gospel. However as true Christians we should remind everyone of the Gospel even Christians.
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” (NIV 1 Thessalonians 5:11)
We should encourage one another in the Gospel. Christians can grow cold or luke warm but we should encourage them in the Gospel so that they can always remember the Gospel.
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.