Friday, December 7, 2007

The Prosecuter and the Judge

God has presented His case before me: He is the prosecutor and the judge. Throughout history He shows me how my sins are no different from the sins of His people, Israel. He allows me to see how He has dealt with these sinners; He pronounces them guilty, and then proceeds to destroy them for their abomination (1 Kings 16).

Once He has gone out of his way to prove my guilt and display His righteousness, He proceeds to pronounce judgment upon my blasphemous, sinful self. What is His verdict? Not Guilty.

Just as he has gone to the depths to show me my sin and guilt though His law, He has also persuaded me of His love by providing my salvation though the obedience of His Son Jesus Christ.

In these acts the depth of his character is displayed. Not merely just his wrath, or just his mercy, or just his righteousness. But all of His glorious attributes intertwined in one magnificent plan of redemption for His glory. In the midst of all this is little old me. Forgotten by God at this point, right? Emphatically, no. He has graciously included me in the greater plan for His ultimate glory. What a great God we serve!


1 comment:

Lana said...

This was so humbling and uplifting. I hope the truth of what God has done for me never ceases to amaze me! Thanks for sharing this, Kyle.