Re:Verse reading–Romans 2:1-29 (day two)
For when Gentiles who do not have the Law do instinctively the things of the Law, these, not having the Law, are a law to themselves, 15 in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them..14-15
Man is without excuse, this is an echo of what Paul said in the first chapter of Romans. Even those who did not grow up under the Law, or, in our case, in church will have to give an account. C.S. Lewis in his landmark Mere Christianity puts it like this: “If no set of moral ideas were truer or better than any other, there would be no sense in preferring civilized morality to savage morality, or Christian morality to Nazi morality. In fact, of course, we all do believe that some moralities are better than others.”
God has wired everyone with a basic set of right and wrong. The struggle with that difference and the questions that are generated from the conflict naturally lead to looking to where this morality came from. We are without excuse.