v1, Mankind‚Äôs utter need of Christ. Psa 10:4, In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, ‚ÄúThere is no God.‚ÄĚ
◊ź◊ô◊ü ◊ź◊ú◊Ē◊ô◊Ě (ayn elohiym) ‚ÄúThere is no God‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúIt is worthy of observation that he does not say there is no Jehovah, but there is no Elohim; Deity in the abstract is not so much the object of attack, as the covenant, personal, ruling and governing presence of God in the world. God as ruler, lawgiver, worker, Saviour, is the butt at which the arrows of human wrath are shot.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ C. H. Spurgeon
Rom 1:19-20, For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
vv2-3, quoted by Paul in Rom 3:11-12
This is how deeply and desperately we need a Savior.
vv4-6, Jesus had such a close intimate relationship with the heavenly, He must be taught how depraved sinful men can be. We must be reminded likewise once we are saved.
v7, The only hope of salvation is found in Jesus of Nazareth, who came out of Zion, via a Roman cross and a borrowed tomb.
Jon Cardwell was saved by God‚Äôs grace on June 3, 1985 while serving in the military as a deep sea diver in the U.S. Navy. The call to ministry came 8 years later when he was invited to serve the Lord in the Philippine mission field. Jon‚Äôs entry into pastoral ministry came...