This passage of Scripture discusses God’s anger at sin. It depicts why God legitimately censures humankind and some of what he has done with regards to it. Mankind's fall is imagined as a descending movement. It begins with dismissing God as the creator, declining to see the significant awareness of him by what he has made. Humans likewise rejected that he is the supplier and quit giving him the thanks that he is due. Humanity loves his creation rather than him. At long last, God acts by giving us over to the unchecked articulation of our degenerate sexual cravings and any remaining sorts of transgression. To some extent, he communicates his anger by giving us what we want and sentencing us to endure the excruciating fallouts.
In verses 18-20:
For what reason is God irate at corrupt individuals? Since they have switched the truth with regarding him with their very own creative minds (1:25). They have smothered the truth that God uncovers to all individuals to trust anything that upholds their narcissistic ways of life. God cannot sanction sin due to his perfectness. He cannot overlook or excuse such hardheaded defiance. He wants to eliminate the transgression and reestablish the heathen assuming that the delinquent does not misshape or renounce the truth. However, his outrage emits against the individuals who continue in sin.
Does anybody have a reason for not putting their trust God? The Bible responses with a vehement no! God has uncovered his truth ("Godhead" or heavenly nature) in his creation. Hence, every individual either acknowledges or dismisses God. Individuals ought not to be tricked. At the point when the day comes for God to pass judgment on individuals' reaction to him, there will be no excuses. People should start today to give their dedication and love to him.
In verses 21-25:
The intellectual comes out. They believe that there is a God. They know of God, but they did not glorify him or give him thanks. They professed to be wise and intellectual, which often brings up intellectual problems. They believe in anything that supports their self-centered life. They have rejected God. They make up their own thoughts of how a divine being ought to be and what that divine being ought to do, then they fall into wrongdoing.
How can these intellectual people result to worshiping idols? Idol worship starts when people reject what they think they know about God. Rather than looking to God as the maker and sustainer of life, they consider themselves to be the focal point of the universe. Before long, they imagine divine beings that are helpful projections of their own childish plans and declarations. These divine beings might be wooden figures; however, they may likewise be objectives like power, wealth, or things of comfort. They might even be deceptions of God himself, making God into our picture rather than the other way around.
The shared factor is this, idolators love the things that God has made rather than God himself. Is it safe to say that there is anything that we might feel that we cannot live without? Is it safe to say that there is any need more prominent than God? Do we have a fantasy that we would forfeit anything to obtain? Is God first in our lives? Do we revere God, or do we revere the idols that we have made?
These individuals decided to dismiss God, and God permitted them to let it happen. For the most part, God does not prevent us from settling on decisions go against his will. He allows us to pronounce our alleged autonomy from him, despite the fact that he realizes that in time we will become captives to our own insubordinate decisions. In the long run, we lose our ability not to sin. Does existence without God look like real freedom? Assuming that we look more carefully, there could be no more terrible bondage than the subjection to sin.
People will quite often accept lies that build up their own egotistical individual convictions. Today, like never before we should be cautious with regards to the information that we permit to shape our convictions. With TV, music, films, and the remainder of the media regularly introducing corrupt ways of life and unwholesome qualities, we end up continually assaulted by mentalities and convictions that are completely against the Bible. We ought to be cautious with regards to what we permit to shape our perspectives. God’s Word is the only source of truth. We ought to assess any perspectives in correlation with God's truth.
In verses 26-32:
Because of the intellectual’s mentality, this next section is about how sin began to fill the intellectual’s lives. It revolves around a topic that many find should not be discussed as it might be considered discriminatory. It is not about discrimination, but sexual sin as defined in God’s Word.
God's arrangement for normal sexual connections is his ideal for his creation. Tragically, sin twists the normal utilization of God's gifts. Sin frequently implies denying God, yet additionally denying the manner in which we are made. At the point when our general public says that any sex act is OK inasmuch as no one gets injured, is foolish in itself. Over the long haul (and frequently in the short run), sin harms people, either individually, in families, or in the entire social setting. How pitiful it is that individuals who love the things that God made as opposed to loving the Creator, so frequently mutilate and obliterate the very things they claim to esteem.
Homosexuality (to change the regular utilization of or leave the normal utilization of) is completely illegal in Scripture (Leviticus 18:22). Homosexuality is viewed as a satisfactory practice by numerous individuals in our world today, even in some houses of worship. However, society does not set the norm for God's law. Numerous gay people accept that their cravings are typical and that they reserve a privilege to communicate them. Yet, God does not commit nor urge us to satisfy our longings in general (even typical ones). Those longings that disregard his laws should be controlled.
We should oppose following or acting upon our wicked longings. We should keep away from the places or actions and activities that will arouse wicked enticements. We ought not underrate the force of Satan to entice us nor the potential for genuine damage assuming that we give into those allurements. God can and will forgive sexual sins just as he forgives us of other sins.
One sin is just as bad as another sin in the eyes of God.