"Given Over to Lusts..."
“Given Over to Lusts…”
Therefore, God gave them over…
This is one of the most heart-stopping portions of the Word.
Three times in the balance of Romans 1 it is stated that “God gave them over…”
The principle is clear.
The Lord will give over to wants, desires, lusts, etc.
Seek the Lord for understanding as we continue through Romans 1…
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.
They had lusts in their heart.
God gave them over to the lusts.
Remember that “they” were unrepentant and denied God.
The lusts of their heart led to impurity.
Now, their bodies would be dishonored.
Because they had exchanged the truth of God for a lie.
They worship and served the creature…themselves…rather than the Creator.
The same is occurring today in the world and in the organizational church.
People serve themselves rather than the blessed Creator.
Succumb not to the lusts of the heart.
Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.
The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.