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No excuses

The Bible says we all know God exists

We all make excuses

If you think you've heard every bad sick excuse, think again. “Career Builder” recently released results to an annual survey, in which one-third of employers say people call in sick, and mostly during the winter.

Perhaps more people are getting sick because of the weather changes, or maybe it's just harder to get out of your toasty bed on a cold and gloomy day.

Here are some of the strangest sick day excuses they found in their poll:

"Bats got in her hair."
"Got a cold from a puppy."
"Hurt his back chasing a beaver."
"Had a headache after going to too many garage sales."
"Brother-in-law was kidnapped by a drug cartel while in Mexico."
"Ate too much at a party."
"A refrigerator fell on him."
"Got his toe caught in a vent cover."
"Drank anti-freeze by mistake and had to go to the hospital."
"Deer bit him during hunting season."

No more excuses

The Bible says there is no excuse for not knowing God as God. Check this out,

"For since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse". (Romans 1:20)

Although no one has seen God the Father, He makes himself known, (“his eternal power and divine nature”) in creation.

Psalm 19:1-2 says,  

"The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they display knowledge.
There is no speech or language
where their voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world."

And as if this isn’t enough, God also came to earth so we could see God in the flesh, in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ (John 1:18; 14:8-9).

The end result is that there is no excuse for not knowing God, glorifying God or thanking God (Romans 1:21). We can’t blame bats or brother-in-laws or refrigerators, or anything else for not worshipping God as God. The evidence is enormous. Just look out your window. And look in your Bible.

So, do you know God?