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Vanity and Romans 1

When I think of vanity, I think of the ending to the 1997 thriller The Devil’s Advocate. Keanu Reeves played a lawyer who never loses, works for a New York City law firm and learns that the head of the law firm is not only his father, but he’s also the devil (played brilliantly by Al Pacino). At the end of the movie, Pacino’s character says this: “Vanity. Definitely my favorite sin.”

I’m convinced more and more that vanity will keep many people out of heaven. How many people will tell God at the Great White Throne Judgment that there was no evidence of His existence or of His Son being the Messiah, only for God to tell them, “How can you possibly say that? I gave you more than enough evidence. There is so much evidence of My existence and of My Son’s Divinity, a child could understand it.”

Romans 1:18-25 tells us of all the evidence that God gives us, and that man in his stubbornness, or in his vanity, willingly rejects it and goes his own way.

For some, the vanity stems from not wanting to admit they sin. For others, it’s from a belief that man, through enough evolution, can reach a godlike state. For others, humbling themselves before God is far too humiliating to do.

If you have vanity in your life that keeps you from seeking God, please do anything you can to get rid of it and get right with God.

Richard Zowie has several blogs. To comment on this blog posting, post a response below or, for a private response, go to richardstwoshekels@gmail.com.

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