26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy.32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.
2You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. 2 Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. 3 So when you, a mere human being, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? 4 Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?
Gateway Church – Concord
Observation: It is popular for people to live unrepentant lives in American Christianity. I see The Father saying He wants His sons and daughters to obey Him whole heartedly. He wants all of our heart. I see the Father saying that He wants His sons and daughters to live a life of total obedience. This obedient life is way better than sacrifice. I see God saying He wants His sons and daughters to see that obedience is more important than pleasing our culture, co-workers, friends, family, even our own mother.
Action: Pray, Father, I sense you are asking me to participate. I believe you are asking me to partner in helping my congregations unite for prayer gathering that we may lead lives of obedience. As we pray I am asking you for wholeness for healings, families, finances, and salvations. I want to obey You. What would You have me do?