24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
Paul desires to see the brother and sisters in Rome. He wants to be there to share the Gospel with them, encourage them and build them up in their faith. He wants to learn from them as well. The Godly are called to live differently and the wrath of God is not withheld from the wicked.
Exchanging something is me believing what I am giving away is in replace to get something better. I do this all the time in my relationship with God. In this scripture it says they exchanged the truth for a lie…..I do this too. I exchange what I think is better when it comes to my life and what I think will benefit me more other than seeing what God says in his Word and being transformed by him and being different. We also exchange things when we have gotten the wrong size…people do that too. I tried God and his stuff and if just doesn’t fit me. What if I as a man said that what God reveals I keep, I own, and find satisfaction in. Namely himself.
What I’m exchanging when it comes to God? What truths do I think are not satisfying when it comes to God that I exchange lies for? God and all about him and who he is is truth, and I must find me in him and my all in him and not exchange things that are not true for him.
Father my I see, feel, and get that you are all satisfaction. May I not believe or think there is something or someone better. Transform me by your love and your heart and make me like you.