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Today’s 333 Devotional: “Ignorance Isn’t Bliss”
They say that ignorance is bliss, but not when it comes to God and His word. Now, while it may seem that not that knowing something is sin is freeing, it doesn’t save him or her come the time of judgment? They can never say, “I never knew!”
Catch what the Apostle Paul says.
“For as many as have sinned without law will also perish without law, and as many as have sinned in the law will be judged by the law… (they all) show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them.” (Romans 2:12-15)
And so, while not knowing the law they still know deep down within when something is wrong, and that is a law unto itself that will judge them in the end.
The Apostle Paul later says, “I was alive once without the law, but when the commandment came, sin revived and I died. And the commandment, which was to bring life, I found to bring death.” (Romans 7:9-10)
The problem with the law is that it’s deceiving. Men think that by keeping the law they can earn acceptance with God and thus work their way to heaven. But the purpose of the law (and the conscience) is to bring us to the reality that we cannot be right with God on our own; therefore, we need a Savior to save us.
And so, the reality of judgment is evident within everyone, whether they want to believe it or not. Everyone is acutely aware of his or her need to be right with God.
And so, ignorance of the law is no excuse, and while the law does bring the knowledge of sin, it also brings the knowledge of the Savior, the Messiah, the one who would suffer and die so that we can be set free from the bondage of sin and death.
And the Savior is Jesus Christ.
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