If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: “President Can’t Swim.”
– Lyndon B. Johnson
…when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
– Paul (Romans 1:21)
President Johnson recognized the fundamental principle at work, but probably had no idea of nor interest in defining or explaining it.
Sin so destroyed man’s fellowship with God as to effectually invert His order in all creation. For man himself, the spiritual reference point upon which all reason, logic, vision turn was completely obscured, rendering the creature designed to reflect God’s glory through his dependence impotent to do so and– far worse– deluded into considering himself independent. The totality of this sorrowful estate is best illustrated by men’s reaction as they witness God’s setting things back as they ought to be, right-side-up:
“…crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also” (Acts 17:6)
I never thought about Acts 17:6 in that light before — as turning the world back to right side up. That’s a great thought. 🙂
Thank you for a good and thought-provoking comment.