Sunday, 9 March 2014

Why We Worship 10





I am taking time each week to ask myself "Why we worship"



Many people nowadays say that God is only a God of Love and want to forget about justice but justice is not a harsh thing, justice is keeping to what is right.

Isaiah 30 v 18 states that
    The Lord is a God of justice
but the verse also highlights the grace and mercy of God




God lets no sinner off the hook without a fitting punishment, or a fitting substitutionary atonement.

God is concerned with all the wrongs in this world.

God wants to right those wrongs.


I am thankful that God cares about the things that are evil and wrong because ultimately they hurt me and everyone else.

So it is very comforting to remember what it says in His Word and realise that God is in control even though we tend to focus on the wrongs.




Let's look at another passage also in Isaiah


Isaiah 45: 18 - 22

18 For thus says the Lord,
Who created the heavens,
Who is God,
Who formed the earth and made it,
Who has established it,
Who did not create it in vain,
Who formed it to be inhabited:
“I am the Lord, and there is no other.
19 I have not spoken in secret,
In a dark place of the earth;
I did not say to the seed of Jacob,
‘Seek Me in vain’;
I, the Lord, speak righteousness,
I declare things that are right.
20 “Assemble yourselves and come;
Draw near together,
You who have escaped from the nations.
They have no knowledge,
Who carry the wood of their carved image,
And pray to a god that cannot save.
21 Tell and bring forth your case;
Yes, let them take counsel together.
Who has declared this from ancient time?
Who has told it from that time?
Have not I, the Lord?
And there is no other God besides Me,
A just God and a Saviour;
There is none besides Me.
22 “Look to Me, and be saved,
All you ends of the earth!
For I am God, and there is no other.




It is because God is a just God that he provided His own Son as our Saviour.





8 comments:

  1. Amanda Milligan10 March 2014 at 22:37

    Meditating on God as Just is awesome and the more I think on it I am glad and comforted to know that my heavenly Father is Just and His Justice is sure and He neither has favourites nor is impartial. His Justice is the same today as it always was, as it is in the OT God's justice has not changed. I am thankful for Jesus and God's mercy and grace and that makes me worship Him with awe and reverence.

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    1. Hey there Amanda, its time you started writing more of this yourself.

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  2. Hi Sandra,

    It certainly is a comfort that our God is concerned with justice, and that everything is within His hands.

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  3. We have been talking about this in our Bible Study...when we witness we need to present God in his entirety, a loving God AND a righteous God too.

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  4. I think with the uber grace message, we forget about the laws of God and that God is a God of justice. Thanks for linking at Pintastic Pinteresting Party.

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  5. I'm glad you have a link on your blog so we can go back and easily review this series. Again I say...really enjoying it! :)

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  6. Yes, resting in His peace that final judgment comes from Him. Good reminder!

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  7. This is a great comfort!

    Thank you for linking up with Woman to Woman's Word Filled Wednesday. God bless!

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