Saturday, October 8, 2016

Romans 1:25 -- On Origami Truth and Seeing Reality

"Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen."
Romans 1:25

This chapter is talking about sexual morality.  Not to diminish that message, which is an important one, but as I was reading this verse in particular it struck me that really, this applies to all sin.  When we sin, we are serving ourselves (our bodies=the creature) rather than God (the Creator).  We are putting ourselves first, and pretending that makes sense. We basically talk ourselves into insanity, taking the written truth and folding it into complicated origami patterns until it is either so small that we can overlook it, or it appears so different that we can call it something else and pretend that God actually supports us in our rebellion.

Today, maybe we should step back and measure ourselves and our endeavors against God's commandments.  Not to encourage guilt trips, but to check ourselves against reality.  We're awesome at talking ourselves into crazy things, and we need that reality check sometimes... to make sure we're not ruining our own lives and setting ourselves up for a lot of pain.  Today, let's make sure God comes first in our lives, and unfold that truth so we can see what it actually says.  If we make sure that God is in place as our foundation, then we know what we're building is based on reality: Creator before creature. :)


  1. Enjoyed your comparison. It was very original.

  2. Thanks Marlene. I appreciate your comment. Always nice to know someone is reading what I write. :)


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