A REPROBATE MIND

Romans 1:28:  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

A reprobate mind is a scary thing.  Take it to heart if you don’t know the Lord Jesus Christ. Learn about Salvation.

Strong’s Concordance

Reprobate:

from 1 (as a negative particle) and 1384; unapproved, i.e. rejected; by implication, worthless (literally or morally):–castaway, rejected, reprobate.

Mind:

probably from the base of 1097; the intellect, i.e. mind (divine or human; in thought, feeling, or will); by implication, meaning:–mind, understanding.

Convenient:

to be proper or fitting

Knowledge:

recognition, i.e. (by implication) full discernment, acknowledgement:

Benson Commentary:

Therefore God gave them over to a reprobate mind — …

an undiscerning, or injudicious mind;

a mind not perceiving or approving what is good, either in principle or practice;

a mind void of all proper knowledge and relish of what is excellent, …

Matthew Poole Commentary:

God gave them over to a reprobate mind;

or, an injudicious mind,

a mind void of judgment.

It is just and equal, that he, who in his judgment disapproves of God, should be left either to be of a corrupt judgment, or of none at all.

Bible Commentary:

To a corrupt and perverse mind, by which it comes to pass that the conscience, having been removed by them, and they having almost no more remorse for sin, run headlong into all types of evil.

Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

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