What Does Romans 1:20 Mean?

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.

Romans 1:20(NASB)

Verse Thoughts

Humanity needs a Saviour. Mankind needs salvation, because every man is a sinner and the wrath of God is poured out on all sin. But in His grace God revealed Himself to the human race in a number of ways and God ordained His plan of salvation before the foundation of the world - so that His righteous wrath against sin, could be poured out upon His only begotten Son - as sin's substitute for you and me.

At first God revealed Himself as the great Creator and man's personal Lord, who walked and talked with Adam in the cool of the evening. But Adam sinned against God and immediately man was estranged from His Creator. But God started to unfold His wonderful plan of redemption - and man was covered with the blood of an animal, until the appointed Seed of the woman would finally crush the head of the serpent - on Calvary's cross, to pay the price for your sins and mine.

God revealed Himself to man in the starry heights, for the heavens declare the glory of God, and as time progressed, the nature and character of God were gradually unfolded. But the preaching of Noah went unheeded and the flood brought judgement on a sinful world. Yet mankind continued in his anti-God quest - and mankind's language at Babel was confounded.. because of man's rebellion against his Creator God.

And yet since the creation of the world there were unmistakable evidences and irrefutable proofs of God's invisible attributes, His eternal power and His divine nature - but man chose to be the creator of his own illusions and the god of his own little life, by rejecting the clearly discernable proof of God's creative handiwork - His invisible character, eternal power and divine nature

Man did not begin in ignorance of the true and living God and evolve into a spiritual creature that designed a deity to satisfy his own imagination or fulfill an inner need - for ever since the creation of the world God's invisible nature and attributes, together with His eternal power and divinity, were made intelligible and clearly discernible - in and through the things that have been made and by the works of His hands.

It is inexcusable to deny our Creator God for His invisible attributes, eternal power and divine nature leaves man defenseless. How sad that so many reject the one Who loves us so much that He sent His only begotten Son to die on a cruel cross to pay the price for our sin.

My Prayer

Heavenly Father, how we praise You for the mighty works of Your hand and for the many evidences of Your invisible attributes, eternal power and divine nature. I pray that I may come to know You more intimately, love You more dearly and grow more and more like my Saviour Jesus Christ, Who gave His life as a ransom for many - including me. To You belongs all honour and glory, might, majesty, dominion and power for ever and ever, AMEN.

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