It’s that time of year again.
The leaves are beginning to change color and gently fall to the ground.
The shadows are shifting in the yard.
The mornings are pitch black and …
it is getting darker earlier in the evening.
Last night I was struck with how dark it was and being unaware of the time, thought it to be later. The clock revealed it was six o’clock.
Was it this dark yesterday at six o’clock? When did it become so dark so early? How had I missed the progression of darkness?
Have you ever noticed that we are not aware of how dark it is until the light is gone?
“For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.” (Romans 1:21, NASB)
The people Paul is speaking of knew God. But they were not glorifying Him as God. In other words, they would not worship Him as God.
Paul also tells us, neither would they give Him thanks; and so began the process in their hearts ”“
- Their thinking became foolish.
- Their thoughts about God became confused.
- Their minds went dark.
“We can reasonably expect that knowing God should lead to honoring him as God and giving thanks. But by nature people neither give him glory for who he is nor give him thanks for what he has done.”
(The New American Commentary, Vol. 27, by Robert H.Mounce, page 79)
I hope you will join me at Woman to Woman Ministries HERE as we look at the distinction between light and darkness, wisdom and foolishness, and the importance of gratitude.