Sunday, June 27, 2010

Somebody is Watching You



Scripture:
Romans 1:18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness.

Lesson:
“Someone is watching you.” This computerized high tech world we live in causes us to believe this may or may not be true.

There is one thing we can be sure of, “There is one who is watching us all the time.” He is omnipresent (all present), omniscient (all knowing), and omnipotent (all powerful), Jehovah, the Almighty God. While we may escape getting caught by our justice system (driving too fast, cheating on taxes, drug misuse, child abuse, porno, etc.) we will not escape Him.

The Gentile world basically saw no problem with sin, believing God would not bother himself with the everyday sins as long as the sins were not excessive. But, God takes sin seriously and he will not tolerate it. God’s wrath is not a feeling or attitude of anger against us it is directed at:
·      human ungodliness: sin against God
·      human unrighteousness/wickedness: sin against man, and
·      human unbelief: choosing not to believe, to suppress or stifle the truth.

God loves us. If you are a follower, Jesus has already taken the wrath for you, but if not, make no mistake, your godlessness and wickedness will receive his wrath.

Application:
1.        Do you know that we hide nothing from God?
2.        Could we be guilty of sinning against God when we allow others to take his name in vain in our presence, ignoring His will in our lives, not speaking out in His name?
3.        Could we be guilty of sin against man when we treat others less than we would want to be treated?
4.        Could we be guilty of not believing God’s word is relevant to our lives or by changing God’s word to match our want or need?
5.        Do you see evidence where God may have exercised his wrath in our day?
6.        Will you be the recipient of God’s wrath or his grace provided by Jesus death and resurrection? (Steps to salvation)

Prayer:
Dear Father, Thank you for your grace and mercy toward me a sinner. Thank you for providing a sacrifice, your Son, Jesus, to take the punishment for my sin. Work within me that I will not sin against you in any way. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.