Monday, November 19, 2012

What Are You Thankful For?...

I got to be at our home/base church yesterday and hear Pastor Andy speak. As always, he rightly divides the Word of truth. He shared a thanksgiving message from Psalm 100 and basically said that this Thanksgiving, we should thank God for His greatness (awesomeness) and His goodness.

God is great and awesome and holy. Because of that holiness, He is also righteous and just and will not permit sin in His glorious presence. So, the greatness of God is a bit of a dilemma for us because we, like sheep who have gone astray, are all fallen, sinful creatures. To be honest and frank, all of us deserve death and separation from God because there is nothing righteous within us of ourselves.

However, since God is not only great but good, He provided a way, through His goodness, that we, sinful people, could approach and even have eternal fellowship with Him. His goodness was made complete in the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus. He, who knew no sin, became sin for us that we might experience the righteousness of God. That is good news!

God is great and unapproachable because He is purely holy and we are hopelessly corrupt. But He is also good and provided a way, an avenue if you will, for us to approach Him. And He provided it at a great cost: the blood of His one and only Son, Jesus.

God is great...God is good...
Let us thank Him that He is both!

That's what I'm thankful for...

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