Romans 1:21-23 “For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.” NIV
Beloved, man was created to worship, in fact we were created to worship God but when we fail to worship the Lord we worship a substitute and this is idolatry.
In Romans 1 Paul covers idolatry saying, “For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.” In other words, man did not worship the Lord but replaced Him with their creation. Therefore, “although they claimed to be wise, they became fools.” Hence, idolatry is foolish. How foolish?
Paul goes on to say, “and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.” So, instead of worshipping the Creator, man stooped to worship the creation. It just does not make sense but sin never makes sense. It is often senseless.
Consequently, mankind is without excuse. Instead of glorifying God we transformed our idea of Him into forms and images more comfortable to our corrupt and darkened hearts. We can’t seem to resist the temptation to create God into an image beneath us and tragically, we inescapably become like the God we serve.
The fact is once a man rejects the truth of God in Jesus, he will fall for anything foolish, and trust far more feeble and fanciful systems than what he rejects from God.
Beloved, don’t replace God with something or someone else. Remember, we were created to worship the Lord. Worship Him and Him alone!
I pray that you will have a blessed week! I love you and I will be praying for you!