God Does not Accept Excuses: He Desires Repentance (Thurs. June 16)

The word of the day is “repentance.”  It is the nature of sin that it not only committed transgressions but excuses them. Humans have many ways of rationalizing, overlooking, and trivializing their sins even while they judge others who do the same things.  But in our reading of Romans 1:28-2:9 today, Paul declares unequivocally, “Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself” (OSB vs. 2:1). Today we find that Paul cuts through all the ways that humans dismiss the seriousness of their sins and disregard the inevitable divine judgment against them. We learn that if we have escaped the anger of God for our transgressions, it is only…

God Does not Accept Excuses: He Desires Repentance (Thurs. June 24)

The word of the day is “repentance .”  It is the nature of sin that it not only committed transgressions but excuses them.  Humans have various ways of rationalizing, overlooking, and trivializing their sins even while they judge others who do the same things.  But in our reading of Romans 1:28-2:9 today, Paul declares unequivocally, “Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself” (OSB vs. 2:1). Today we find that Paul cuts through all the ways that humans dismiss the seriousness of their sins and disregard the inevitable divine judgment against them.  We learn that if we have escaped the anger of God for our transgressions, it is…