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Romans 1:25

"For they exchanged3337 the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen." (NASB)

"Who changed3337 the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen." (KJV)

"They traded3337 the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator Himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen." (NLT)

Exchanged (mete?llaxan). First aorist active indicative of metallasso?, old word for exchanging trade, used only here and Romans 1:26 in N.T. What a bargain they made, “the truth of God for (en) the (to?i) lie.” “The price of mythology” (Bengel). A.T. Robertson, Word Pictures in the New Testament

"We shall the less wonder at the inefficacy of these natural discoveries to prevent the idolatry of the Gentiles if we remember how prone even the Jews, who had scripture light to guide them, were to idolatry; so miserably are the degenerate sons of men plunged in the mire of sense." Matthew Henry (1662 - 1714)

"The poor, deluded fool feeds on ashes. He trusts something that can't help him at all. Yet he cannot bring himself to ask, "Is this idol that I'm holding in my hand a lie?" Isaiah 44:20 NLT

"The whole human race is foolish and has no knowledge! The craftsmen are disgraced by the idols they make, for their carefully shaped works are a fraud. These idols have no breath or power." Jeremiah 10:14 NLT

"This is your allotment, the portion I have assigned to you," says the LORD, "for you have forgotten Me, putting your trust in false gods." Jeremiah 13:25

We live in a day where technology has transformed the way we live in ways that we could not imagine.  My father was born in 1899 and lived to see the Wright Brothers fly and watch man land on the moon while sitting in front of his own television set.  I am sure that even then he could not have foreseen a time when people would be walking down the street talking on cell phones and sending electronic messages from their personal digital assistants.  Yet we have an admonition from Matthew Henry to help us keep on track.  It is not hard to see how the gentiles (that's us) could so easily turn from the "One True God" and worship things created when the Jews, who had the light of God's Word to guide them turned away as well.  What about us in this twenty-first century?  Do our lives reflect the object of our worship?  Do our leaders manifest the integrity resident in our forefathers?  Or are we, like the gentiles and Jews of then, "plunged in the mire of sense?"

Thank you God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ for your longsuffering toward me and the sinful heart that beats within my chest.  Thanks for the salvation that is in Christ Jesus to everyone who believes (even me!).  Thanks that I am somehow inexplicably yoked with the Son of God in everyday life that I might grow in Him.  Help me today to see the world through the eyes of your Son.

Romans 1:25

"For they exchanged3337 the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen." (NASB)

"Who changed3337 the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen." (KJV)

"They traded3337 the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator Himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen." (NLT)

Exchanged (mete?llaxan). First aorist active indicative of metallasso?, old word for exchanging trade, used only here and Romans 1:26 in N.T. What a bargain they made, “the truth of God for (en) the (to?i) lie.” “The price of mythology” (Bengel). A.T. Robertson, Word Pictures in the New Testament

"We shall the less wonder at the inefficacy of these natural discoveries to prevent the idolatry of the Gentiles if we remember how prone even the Jews, who had scripture light to guide them, were to idolatry; so miserably are the degenerate sons of men plunged in the mire of sense." Matthew Henry (1662 - 1714)

"The poor, deluded fool feeds on ashes. He trusts something that can't help him at all. Yet he cannot bring himself to ask, "Is this idol that I'm holding in my hand a lie?" Isaiah 44:20 NLT

"The whole human race is foolish and has no knowledge! The craftsmen are disgraced by the idols they make, for their carefully shaped works are a fraud. These idols have no breath or power." Jeremiah 10:14 NLT

"This is your allotment, the portion I have assigned to you," says the LORD, "for you have forgotten Me, putting your trust in false gods." Jeremiah 13:25

We live in a day where technology has transformed the way we live in ways that we could not imagine.  My father was born in 1899 and lived to see the Wright Brothers fly and watch man land on the moon while sitting in front of his own television set.  I am sure that even then he could not have foreseen a time when people would be walking down the street talking on cell phones and sending electronic messages from their personal digital assistants.  Yet we have an admonition from Matthew Henry to help us keep on track.  It is not hard to see how the gentiles (that's us) could so easily turn from the "One True God" and worship things created when the Jews, who had the light of God's Word to guide them turned away as well.  What about us in this twenty-first century?  Do our lives reflect the object of our worship?  Do our leaders manifest the integrity resident in our forefathers?  Or are we, like the gentiles and Jews of then, "plunged in the mire of sense?"

Thank you God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ for your longsuffering toward me and the sinful heart that beats within my chest.  Thanks for the salvation that is in Christ Jesus to everyone who believes (even me!).  Thanks that I am somehow inexplicably yoked with the Son of God in everyday life that I might grow in Him.  Help me today to see the world through the eyes of your Son.



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