WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27
Scripture: Romans 1:20-27,28-32, Genesis 1:26-28, Genesis 19:9,10,24-26
When we read Romans 1, we have to ask ourselves, “Why is the penalty due so very, very strong and what is the issue that God has with this lifestyle that releases the ultimate in judgment?” The answer to that question may lie in Genesis 1:26-28. These verses state, “Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.’ So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.'” In the creation, God reveals Himself as His image and likeness made up of man and woman, whose command is to fill the earth and subdue it. When we reject God’s ordained plan as a Father who wanted children and whose ultimate creative ability was given to man and woman for that purpose, then it becomes a direct mockery of who God is. Perhaps the reason that, in both the Old Testament and the New, God’s penalty for homosexuality is so strong, is because it is the ultimate rejection of God and a mockery of the Creator. “Be not deceived—God is not mocked, whatever man sows, that will he also reap! The president opens the military to homosexuality and within months his protectors, the Secret Service, have a major lapse into sexual sin with prostitutes. The president prostituted the military and now prostitutes compromise his protectors! That is sowing and reaping!