Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God.
John Killinger tells about the manager of a minor league baseball team who was so disgusted with his center fielder’s performance that he ordered him to the dugout and assumed the position himself. The first ball that came into center field took a bad hop and hit the manager in the mouth. The next one was a high fly ball, which he lost in the glare of the sun – until it bounced off his forehead. The third was a hard line drive that he charged with outstretched arms. Unfortunately, it flew between his hands and smacked his eye. Furious, he ran back to the dugout, grabbed the center fielder by the uniform and shouted, “You idiot! You’ve got center field so messed up that even I can’t do a thing with it!” (Don McCullough in Discipleship Journal)
There is a lot of foolish talking going on today – all kinds of excuse-giving and blaming others. But one day, one day, every mouth will be stopped. Every mouth will be stopped and the whole world will be held accountable to God. Every one of us will have to own up to our own sin. No longer can we blame circumstances, our upbringing, our parents, our spouse, our boss, or other people. We did it. We rebelled against God. We sinned. We are responsible.
Lord, I acknowledge to you, the holy and sovereign God, that I have sinned against you and I am completely dependent on your mercy.