Wednesday, November 6, 2013

sermon on the mount --justice we can live with

You will not get out until you have paid the last penny.

I think it’s a God given quality that each human wants to be treated with justice.  

We really don’t want others to excuse us. We want to be given what is due to us. It is our desire to man-up; to take it on the chin.

One day, that may be what will happen. We’ll get exactly, precisely what we deserve, for God is an exact and precise Judge.

But unfortunately, our debts are much bigger than we, as people, can begin to imagine.

David, after finally understanding the awfulness of his sin, cried out to the Lord, “Against you, and you only have I sinned.”

Scripture tells us, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins.”

That’s a justice that may be hard to understand. But it is the only justice we could ever live with.


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