Up Side Down Thinking

Re:Verse reading–Romans 1:18-32 (day four)

“Therefore, God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity…”  Often times we look at this passage and think it deals only with sexual perversion and God’s judgment against it by allowing the consequences of the sin to reign in the sinners.  I once heard a sermon by Dr. Roger Magnuson that explained that the corruption went far beyond just the sexual perversion.  Dr. Magnuson called it ‘upside down thinking.’  God allowed them to see the unnatural and call it natural…to see darkness and call it light…to see deception and call it truth…to see wickedness and call it goodness.  Everything about their thinking was upside down.  Have you seen it around you?  Everything seems to be based on false premises and flawed logic.  Even if they don’t practice the evil themselves, they are in hearty agreement with those who do. (verse 32)  Clear thinking or ‘right side up thinking’ comes only from God’s truth.  Use discernment according to God’s Word.

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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