TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12
Scripture: Romans 1:23
Scripture is not silent about the places where covenantal justice is necessary in the last days. Romans 1:23 is just such a verse and points us to this dimension. It says, “…and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.” In God’s creation, animals were created for man. Man was not created for animals. Increasingly, radical environmentalists are working to make man subservient to animals. This is a form of nature-worship and is labeled in this passage as a group that qualify as “God-haters”. There are state laws that restrict driving trucks in oil fields because doing so impacts the mating season of the prairie chicken. But when such laws drastically restrict commerce, when such laws dissolve jobs, there is a far greater impact on many men and their families than just an animal’s mating season. It is unthinkable, yet it is the law in one of our southwestern states. Men and women are deprived of work hours, deprived of jobs, deprived of their livelihood because the state believes the prairie chicken is more important than people. If we, as the church, allow individuals to continue in office that make such decisions, then we are not exercising what God has given us. As members of the Philadelphia church, we have an obligation to take the Key of David and pray God’s Judicial Hand for the removal of such people. We can pray people out of office and that should be the least of what we do when such regulations start to threaten the livelihood of many, many people. Romans 1 makes clear the fate of such nature-worshipping people. Praying what Romans 1 declared is our responsibility!