Scripture does not speak to us as we are. We think we are good—we are not. We think we are loving—we are not. We think that we are wise—we are not. Scripture speaks to us as we should be—holy as He is holy.
We think Jesus is our friend; all loving and all caring about our personal needs. He is not. Jesus is only a friend to those that please Him. Jesus cares about our personal needs, but would rather we be martyred if it advances the Kingdom—He was.
We think of God as the God that brings the wrath upon our enemies sooner or later—especially our political, personal, or denominational enemies. But, God brings wrath on all unrighteousness—especially ours.
We may not say or actively think and feel these thoughts all the time, but we certainly indulge them often enough.
God is an impartial God and does not hate what we hate. God hates sin; we do not—at least not enough. Jesus is an impartial judge and does not love as we love—Jesus loves “US” soooo much that He came to die for our sin in order that no sin could or would enter Heaven. Jesus died that all might be saved, but He is not going to judge that all might be saved. He is going to judge in righteousness, not in religiousness.
Published on Monday, August 17, 2015 @ 4:04 AM CDT