That simple – yet profound – statement has been highly debated in every century, but it’s the first truth in which all other truths find their origin. Since our beginning, God has been trying to get our attention; He’s gone to great length to get us to notice Him.
Here are just a few of the ways God has turned heads over the years.
- God’s presence ignites a bush so He could talk with Moses about the liberation of a nation. (Exodus 3)
- God strikes Egypt with 10 plagues to show Pharaoh that His Name, and His Name alone, would be proclaimed in all the earth. (Exodus 9)
- God shattered the statue of Dagon to show an entire nation that their god was powerless before Him. (1 Samuel 5)
- God sent fire from Heaven to show that He alone is the God in Israel. (1 Kings 18)
- God convinced a pagan king to give Nehemiah an army, the royal checkbook, and permission to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem, the city of God. (Nehemiah 1)
- God made a personal appearance in a fiery furnace to show King Nebuchadnezzar that there was only one King to whom men bowed. (Daniel 3)
- And the best of all? God showed up on Earth…in the flesh. (John 1)
These are just a few of the reasons why the Apostle Paul can say with great confidence that we are without excuse:
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities– his eternal power and divine nature– have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. 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. (Romans 1:18-21)
Mark His words: God won’t be ignored.
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