We read in Romans chapter one an admonition to worship God and to realize our state and condition without God in our lives. In this chapter we read that people can be filled with unrighteousness. We can be given over to unnatural passions and wickedness if we exchange truth for lies. This is what is happening today in North American society. Truth is being suppressed and strong efforts are being made to insert lies in its place. One of these lies is that men can rule themselves, control themselves, and deal with themselves. But we read in Romans chapter one that the condition of a person without God progresses into all manner of evil, unrighteousness, wickedness, envy, covetousness, malice, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness, gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, and ruthless.
We need to realize the great and marvelous benefits of worshiping and serving God. Rather than allowing wickedness into our lives we need to open our hearts and lives to the governing of the Spirit of God. We need to embrace and stand with the Spirit of God in our day. How much better are God’s ways then the ways of men. Peace, joy, hope, love, compassion, mercy, faithfulness, thankfulness, wisdom, obedience to what is right, good, righteousness, humbleness, care, sharing, gladness, good works, and holiness.
God has some better thing planned for those who submit to him. It’s time to take our stand and declare our position for righteousness in this world. We stand on the side of God even unto death. There can be no other position for the saint who will go on to eternal life in the Spirit of Christ.