“Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves."
If we continue to quest for idols, for creation rather than the Creator, for “images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things” (vs. 23), eventually God will give us up to our desires. It’s what I often call “Burger King theology.” It’s God’s way of saying, “Have it your way.”
It’s the absolute refusal to make God the center of our lives. All sins are centered here. Every wrong behavior somehow, some way, finds itself rooted in the desire to worship creation rather than the Creator. It’s the stubborn stiff-arming of God, a failure to praise him in every good that comes to us.
Is this you? Is the living God of the universe the center of your life? Or is creation, the things of this world with no eternal value?