My Claim to Shame
Paul painfully tells of the failure of mankind who, having known of God, refused to give thanks to Him or glorify Him. Because of this, they made their own idols and as a result, God gave them that which they longed for the most.
When we serve our own creation, our own inventions, our own ideologies, we will reap the fruit of our investments. The pleasure of being satisfied by sin is temporary. It is pleasurable, but temporary.
My inability to see God as the Father of lights gives way to the prince of darkness to make his residence. These men and women's hearts were darkened and their thinking became futile.
I can't imagine a more despairing image than my thought processes leading me into painful circles and my heart experiencing a spiritual blackout.
Why? Because I would exalt my wisdom over God's. This eventually led God to give them over to shameful lusts.
If I am not grateful for what God has done for me, i will think of and pursue things to try and fill that void. The end result of that pursuit is shame.
I acknowledge You, heavenly Father, as the only wise God. I give thanks to you today and always for who You are: all powerful and solely divine.