Oh how we all love excuses. God doesn’t and we don’t have any. The Apostle Paul knew that at his core. We should as well.
And if anyone thought he had some, Paul probably did. He was raised as a very good religous person. He did all the right things. But one day Jesus confronted him.
None of it mattered. Jesus brilliance blinded him. Why was Paul persecuting Jesus? That was the question. Silence. No EXCUSE. And then God healed him.
No excuses. Period. End of story. We all need to see that we are falling short of God’s goal for our life. We all need to accept Jesus and follow what He wants, His goal.
God is God. He can’t be trivialized. He must be worshiped. There is no excuse for not bowing down to our creator.
So nobody has a good excuse. What happened was this: People knew God perfectly well, but when they didn’t treat him like God, refusing to worship him, they trivialized themselves into silliness and confusion so that there was neither sense nor direction left in their lives. They pretended to know it all, but were illiterate regarding life. They traded the glory of God who holds the whole world in his hands for cheap figurines you can buy at any roadside stand. Romans 1:19