The God of the unlovable
December 31, 2009
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
In the Scripture, we meet a God of love, not the God of religion who is portrayed as a vindictive God full of rage and anger.
In the Bible we see that God loves you and me unconditionally. We see that he loves a world of full of terrorists and thieves, a world full of rebels and resisters, a world full of pornographers, a world filled with hypocrites, addicts, and adulterers!
Now, we can kind of imagine how God could love the loveable… why he loves little children, and those who are hurting and broken. But how could God love unlovable people? The prophet Isaiah shows us.
Isaiah was really a prince of a man, but when he stood in the presence of God, he was so overcome by the weight of his sin that he was undone, melted down, and unraveled in the presence of God.
Do you know why? It's because sin cannot stand in the presence of a holy God! And we share Isaiah's sin condition. You have sinned and I have sinned.
But we have a God of love who offers grace, forgiveness, and mercy. Cry out like Isaiah, and God will answer you—even when you feel unlovable.
SIN CANNOT STAND IN THE PRESENCE OF A HOLY GOD!
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
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