Romans 7-9: “God’s Work in His Chosen Ones!”
“SOMETHING needs to be done!” As we witness the increase of lawlessness in the major cities around our nation, including shootings and murders, riots and vandalism and more, people in government, in the news media and on the street all say that something needs to be done … but WHAT??? From the beginning of the history of mankind, going all the way back to the Garden of Eden, lawlessness has been a problem for every culture and every society, yet few understand its source. Why? God says, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9). But God Himself has revealed the truth to us in His Word and has offered the only cure for a sinful heart that is bent on evil and wickedness: spiritual transformation!! Unless GOD changes the heart, the best we can hope for is the restraining power of the Spirit and the collective will of the people within a particular society. What has happened in our nation is the judgment of God in “giving over” the hearts of people to sinful depravity AND the failure of the collective will of the people in our society to live by God’s commands. “SOMETHING needs to be done!” WE who by God’s grace know Him, through the power of His Spirit within us, must call people to repent and believe in Jesus Christ, knowing that the Gospel is still “the power of God unto salvation,” and that He can use it to change the hearts of those whom He chooses. Pray that we may continue to be a light in the darkness. God help us!!