God Reveals Himself To You
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. (Romans 1:18-21)
Is there a God? I have had many men and women ask me whether or not God exists. Sometimes they ask Him for signs or evidence of His existence. They don’t realize that the fact that they ask about the reality of God reveals His existence.
In Romans 1:18-21, we see written that the ungodly and unrighteous (those who have no relationship with God) hold the truth. The Greek word for hold means to suppress. John 17:17 states that God’s Word is truth. Why would people suppress the Word of God? The verse in Romans explains: “Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.” God has already revealed Himself to them. Every person has inside knowledge - revealed by the Holy Spirit - that there is a God.
Not only has God revealed Himself within us, but He also revealed it through our world. “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse” (Romans 1:20). The stars in the sky declare the glory of God, and the magnificence of nature displays the handiwork of a masterful Creator - Almighty God. The Greek word imaginations (Romans 1:21) is discussions. Today, in lecture halls, classrooms, and media outlets, vain discussions deny the truth of God’s Word.
Practical Application – When you enjoy the beauty of creation, let it remind you of the Creator.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 19:1