No Excuse

Psalm 19:1-4

No Excuse

The heavens declare the glory of God.
The skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day the work of his hands pour forth speech.
Night after night the heavens reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words.
No sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth.
Their words to the ends of the world.
(Psalm 19:1-4)

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. (Romans 1:20)

Ah good many like ter claim thar be no captain, no skipper, no God. That science and reason and book smarts kin explain how all we know and enjoy come about. Only think on this a wee little bit:

Tha evidence of Skip’s glory be available fer all ter see. Even them without eyes ter see kin tell thar be a creative order ter his work tha shames tha efforts of fellers. Tha birth of a child be a miraculous and joyful thing and yet, not nary a feller ‘as ever made a tiny human from nothing. Only Skip done that.

We kin procreate folks, but we kin not create folks.

Skip’s fingerprints be clearly seen in tha skies.

Though silent, tha heavens speak of his supremacy.

We like ter think we be in charge of land and sea, that we kin control tha weather and climate, but that be foolish thinking. Skip alone be tha one with his fingers on tha pulse of tha waves and winds.

If ya wish ter be wise, open yer eyes and see. If ya wish ter be learned, listen with yer ears and hear.

Not a single feller or lass on tha planet ‘as any excuse fer denying tha grandeur of Skipper. As a result, Saul Paul warns:

Although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.

Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools.

Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 

They exchanged the truth about God for a lie.

They worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator.

Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.

They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity.

They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice.

They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful. 

They invent ways of doing evil.

They disobey their parents.

They have no understanding.

They have no fidelity, no love, no mercy.

Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them. (Romans 1:26-32)

Thar be no excuse fer shutting yer eyes, ears, and mind ter tha glory of Skip. No excuse, that is, unless ya prefer ter worship another god — a god made in yer image — instead of tha God of tha heavens and earth.

If that be tha case, yer blood be on yer own head.