Tag Archive: Wickedness



“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 . . .” -Romans 1:29

This verse through the end of the chapter gives us some traits that become apparent in a life without God. Though it is certainly true in a life without God a person may become so corrupt that he may embody all these attributes, but rarely does that occur. Yet, this doesn’t take anything away from these verses for, while reading through the list, you may read, like I have, things you have been, or are, guilty of.

Realize then, these things are manifestations of a mind distracted from God, sometime explicitly willingly and sometimes not. Galatians 5:22 tells us the antithesis, what attributes are within a being when they are walking with God. Both Galatians 5:22 as well as the end of Romans should be reflected upon often to see where you need to be stronger, and where you are walking with the Lord and thus give thanks and rejoice, for the Lord is with you. Lastly always remember to take note of your growths and what challenges still lie before you, for the Lord doesn’t only want us to reflect on our trials, but also our victories in Him.


“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness.” -Romans 1:18


To what degree does the evil manifest in man obscure the truth of our Lord preventing others from perceiving of it? The degree this occurs cannot be understated and a Christian should reflect consistently on this fact.

Perhaps it has always been this way, but there is no shortage of people out in the world today who see something done by a particular person who has labeled himself “Christian,” and thereby due to this persons actions, they are deemed in the observers mind to represent Christianity or Christ as a whole. It is almost scary, but we are called not only to be ambassadors for Christ, but also representations of Him. Thus, if we use the word Christian, people will associate us with him, especially if they fail to know the gospel.

This not only obscures the truth, but perverts it. It’s something all Christians should be aware if they truly love the Lord.

%d bloggers like this: