In Romans 1:19-20, Paul talks about how God has put the knowledge of Himself in men’s hearts; to the point that they cannot deny that God exists. They are without excuse. They will have to acknowledge Jesus as Lord on ‘that Day’. Reminds me of times when my kids were young, maybe 10 and up, what church people used to call the ‘age of accountability’, when kids really did know right from wrong.
Once in a while, they’d get to go skating, or to the mall for a party, where they’d be largely unsupervised for an hour or two; they’d even have a little spending money to buy a coke or some popcorn, or play a video game. Kinda exciting, get a little buzz doing new things they hadn’t done much; meet kids they didn’t know. There would be adults around, but not enough for close supervision; like at the movies, or at the swimming pool, or at the park.
I’d usually tell them, “I just want you to do what you know is right.” It was positively amazing. I think God must’ve put those words in my mouth. Sometimes they would even groan. They’d say, “Don’t saaaay that; now we can’t have any fun.” Continue reading