“Being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips.” (Romans 1:29)
When one looks at what happens when one is handed over to depravity, you see the result. These are the so called ‘nice’ people that are all around us. Knowing this, those who believe need to be careful and realize this disease of sin is a serious business that needs constant tending by the Lord. Hold fast to the only faith that saves and cling by the power of the Holy Spirit that you may resist the day of evil.
Lord, I often do not give it a thought as I go through the day, sinning away. Help me realize that my salvation is a serious and ongoing business and that I need what You are offering. Help me, I pray, to live into this life into which You are calling me, that I may move away from the behavior of a depraved person and live a life of obedience to Your never failing Word.
Thank You, Lord Jesus, for the salvation You give. Keep me away from becoming like those who have been handed over to depravity. When I encounter it, help me to pray for those who are depraved and remind me that except for Your grace, I too would be handed over to the depravity of this world. May I continue by Your grace to grow in that grace to be like You. Amen.