Saved How?: Objects of Wrath

“All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath.” (Ephesians 2:3)

Did you read yesterday’s devo? Summary: We were all spiritually dead. And dead guys don’t do anything. They don’t do self-improvement projects. They don’t get better. They don’t clean themselves up spiritually so they can get closer to God. They just sit there and stink.

beach_350More specifically, Paul wrote, we all just sat there and sinned, stinking up our lives (and everyone else’s) by doing what came naturally to us – sinning whenever it felt good. We didn’t really have any other spiritual options, because we couldn’t do anything spiritually “alive” if we wanted to. And we didn’t want to.

The result? We were all born under God’s perfect anger, headed for an eternity of perfect death apart from our perfect God. And we deserved it because of all our sinful choices. And that’s where the story would have ended for us if God had not stepped in.

Think: Do you think its fair that we’re all born “objects of wrath”?

Pray: Thank God for not letting the story end with verse 3.

Do: In a private place, write down a short list of the some of the sinful choices you might have made that were evidence of your sinful nature.