Daily Devotions


Day 20

"They are without excuse..."

Text: Romans 1:20


We are always full of excuses! We will try and justify our wrong doing with all kinds of excuses. In this instance, when man stands before God as Judge, he will not be able to come up with any valid excuses.


Paul’s reasoning must be carefully noted:-

“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes
are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made,
even His eternal power and Godhead,
so that they are without excuse.
Because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him
as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts,
and their foolish hearts were darkened.”
Romans 1:20-21

1. Can man plead ignorance?

a) No!
b) God has revealed enough of Himself so that no one can deny the reality of God.

2. How has God revealed Himself?

a) Through His creation (Psalms 8, 19, 104).
b) God’s invisible attributes are clearly seen in His creative acts.
i) His eternal power is manifested in creation.
ii) His Godhead is also manifested in creation.

3. What lies beneath man’s excuse of ignorance of God?

a) There is knowledge of God, but there is no grateful appreciation of Him,
b) There is no desire to give glory to God for who He is.
c) Futility of thought became man’s reward.
d) The foolishness of man caused his heart to become darkened.
e) Man has essentially rejected God!