Wednesday, December 1, 2021

The Game of Life:  Day 105

Navigating Life’s Highway:  Danger

And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, 30 slanderers,  haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; 32 and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same but also give hearty approval to those who practice them              Romans 1:28-32

When we take or lose God from creation, we lose God from our conscience only to become the casualty of our own calloused heart.  A man without a Maker is a man without meaning.  Without a Maker, man is the result of an accident, not the response of affection. Watch out, unloved people are a danger to everyone on life’s highway. 

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The Game of Life  Day 104

Navigating Life’s Highway:  Danger

And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper…    Romans 1:28

Passion without purpose becomes a passion that poisons our person.  We can’t touch sin and not suffer.  When our passion becomes selfish, for whatever reason, we separate ourselves from God.  Without God, our minds become depraved, worthless to us in living eternal lives.  We can’t let go of our minds, it’s through here that God works His will.  You see, Jesus has completed His work in life, on the cross, and through the resurrection, there’s nothing left for Jesus to do but come back.  He won that war and released His word on and through the cross.  Now it’s our turn to receive and respond to what He has done for us.  That only happens as we let His word & His work transform our hearts and our minds.  Hold on to the mind and don’t let the passions of this world pervert it. 

Monday, November 28, 2021

The Game of Life  Day 103

Navigating Life’s Highway:  Danger

For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error Romans 1:26-27

Passion without purpose becomes poison to our person.  It all begins when we exchange the truth for a lie.  Lies degrade while truth develops.  The truth is that God has created us with passions and those passions are normal to our creation, but those passions can be used for purpose or poison.  Promiscuity poisons our perspective and our purpose in life.  It’s dangerous to allow our passions to become our purpose but it’s wonderful when our purpose guides our passion.  Passions are God-given and powerful for our pleasure but poison when they become our purpose.  Our purpose always trumps our passion.  It’s dangerous & degrading to live otherwise.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The Game of Life  Day 102

Navigating Life’s Highway:  Danger

For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen                           Romans 1:25

The most dangerous thing we can do on this journey is to turn on the truth and to exchange the truth of God for a lie.  And understand that lies are never or rarely outright deception but rather deformed truths, which are not truths at all.  There are lies out there and they appeal to our flesh, not our faith.  They feed our flesh so that we can’t or won’t live by faith.  We cannot walk with God and not walk in the truth.  But all this requires that we be truthful about who believe and how we behave.  When we are no longer truthful about ourselves, we won’t be truthful ourselves.  Remember, God is the one blessed to be a blessing.  That’s the truth and those who believe in Him are blessed by Him.  Don’t exchange that for anything in this world.

Monday, November 22, 2021

The Game of Life: Day 101
Navigating Life’s Highway: Danger


Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. Romans 1:24

The road becomes dangerous when people live in the lusts of their hearts and loath the purpose of their bodies. You can’t prepare for or understand their decisions in life. Our bodies were made to house the Holy Spirit and to honor the Lord of God. But when use our bodies to live in the lusts of a lost and lonely heart, we’re sure to find disappointment and dishonor. People living with disappointment and dishonor are desultory, unpredictable, haphazard. This is a dangerous lifestyle that is dangerous to everyone else on the road. Recognize it and resist it. You won’t be sad or sorry you did.

Friday, November 19, 2021

The Game of Life             Day 100

Navigating Life’s Highway:  Judgment Continued

Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. 25 For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.                Romans 1:24-25

Our hearts live on love or lust.  We were made for love, the love of God, but we can settle for lust, the lust of man.  We were created to host the Holy Spirit but Adam’s choice to disbelieve and disobey forced the Holy Spirit to leave.  God is honorable, not hateful.  Now we all must choose to live in or for God’s love or man’s lust.  It all hinges on who and what we believe.  And it’s not always a clear and easy decision, we can find ourselves living in lust by simply accepting a lesser, smaller, version of God.  However, the lusts of the flesh cannot satisfy the love need of the heart.  So here comes judgment, revealing our bad decisions so that we can make a good decision to accept God’s love for us.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

The Game of Life             Day 99

Navigating Life’s Highway:  Judgment Continued

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. 21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened                     Romans 1:20-21

Judgment begins with our choices, not our consequences.  Often we begin with the consequences of our choices rather than the choices of our consequences.  The moment we choose to no longer honor God we called forth the horrors of godlessness.  God is not hateful, He is honorable, and He will honor our right to choose.  But praise God, through trust and thanksgiving, we can choose God for our lives again.  God’s compassion is bigger than our choices, but we have to choose.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The Game of Life  Day 98

Navigating Life’s Highway:  Judgment Continued

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.            Romans 1:18-19

Wrath doesn’t just come on those who do wrong, it comes after those who choose wrong.  Wrath follows wrong and it will show up in our lives, our health, our relationships, our finances and even in our dreams.  We don’t just make mistakes; we make the mistake of rejecting the truth.  “The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth…”  The truth is that we live in sin because we know Satan, but we live in salvation when we know the Savior.  Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life…”  The Bible says that Satan is a liar.  Wrath follows wrong because wrong follows rejection of right and it shows up on our lives like mustard on a white shirt.  Choose truth by choosing the truthful One.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

The Game of Life  Day 97

Navigating Life’s Highway:  Judgment Continued

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.  Romans 1:18-19

It’s important to understand wrath and judgment because if we don’t understand either one, we will live underneath both.  There is the law that man posts along the highway to curb man’s actions and correct man’s attitude.  Then there’s the light of God’s word, God’s voice, which changes man’s attitudes and corrects man’s actions.  Judgment and wrath are the end result of rebellion toward either.  But wrath is at the other end of wrong.  Jeremiah the prophets wrote, “Your own wickedness will correct you.” (Jer 2:19)  God is not hateful, God is honorable and He will honor the choices we make along this highway of life.  But understand, disbelief and disobedience to God’s voice, word, will, ends in demonic abuse.

Monday, November 15, 2021

The Game of Life  Day 96

Navigating Life’s Highways:  Judgment Continued

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them .           Romans 1:18-19

God hates sin but loves the sinner.  That is absolutely true!  This highway of life is paved with love to be traveled in love.  Those things that interfere with this love are left to face these consequences.  God’s wrath is the experiencing of our wrong.  God gives us what we think we want.  It’s just like the story of the Prodigal Son who chose to leave the loving love only to experience the loveless life.  His father never quit loving him, but the kid found himself without love.  Don’t mistake God’s response as our rejection.  Judgment is woven into creation to keep us walking in His compassion.  God loves us so much that He lets us choose but He loves us so much that He chosen to love us anyway.  Remember that fact!