They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
I took this verse horribly out of context, but as I was reading Romans, it really caught my attention.
“They exchanged the truth of God for a lie…”
Its something we all do so often. We’re presented with truth daily. Its all around us. God is present in this world and so it follows that his truth is also. But it is so easy to let the lies of the world distract us from that. To choose to exhange the truth for a lie.
These truths we give up are different for everyone. For some, its easy to trade the truth of contentment for the lie of greed. For some, the lie of false worth takes over every truth of value. For some its image, for others, comfort, for others, relationships.
We’re surrounded by truth, but also constantly fighting lies. And when we give into those lies, we end up creating idols. We worship the creation instead of the Creator. And we’re surprised when it all goes wrong. Its been on my mind since this summer’s staff bible studies. What idols do I worship? To what do I prostitute myself? And for what am I really looking?
Its so easy to get caught up in lies. Thankfully, Christ is more powerful. The Creator is forever more powerful than the created. And he promises freedom.
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.