Ignoring the Obvious
For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.
Isn’t the simplest and obvious explanation correct?
Why is there debate over the existence of God? It defies logic and common sense to see creation, giant and obvious as it is, right outside the window and imagine this all happened some other way. God said he made it obvious; it is obvious, yet lots of people ignore the obvious.
Verse 21 in Romans 1 goes on to say that people who don’t acknowledge the obvious have “dark minds” and are foolish. Who would ever go to a doctor or seek an expert who discounted the obvious. Wouldn’t it be foolish to go to a surgeon with an obviously broken leg, and I let him talk me into having my gall bladder removed instead of fixing the leg? That is ignoring the obvious. And ignoring the obvious leads to peril.
Thank you for making it obvious. I know you exist, I know you do amazing things based on what I see. Thank you for simply revealing yourself so that even I can believe and understand. Thank you for your amazing goodness. Amen.