September 15, 2017: SOAP #2843: Ezekiel 38-39; Psalm 145; Revelation 20 Scripture:  Psalm (NIV) 145:13b The LORD is faithful to all his promises and loving towards all he has made. 145:17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways and loving towards all he has made. Observation:   Psalm 145 is a great study on the [...]

September 15, 2017: SOAP #2843: Ezekiel 38-39; Psalm 145; Revelation 20

Scripture:  Psalm (NIV) 145:13b The LORD is faithful to all his promises and loving towards all he has made.
145:17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways and loving towards all he has made.

Observation:   Psalm 145 is a great study on the character of God expressed in His actions.   In the two verses above God's faithfulness and righteousness are coupled with His love.   Faithfulness and righteousness are both expressions of God's holiness.

God's character is based on holiness and love.   In Him they perfectly exist.   God never stops being holy to be loving.   God never lays aside his love to be holy.

In His perfect wisdom, God used the cross to weave together His love and His holiness without slighting either!   Without the cross, if a Holy God would allow a sinful man to approach Him, so His love would be slighted.   Without the cross, if a Loving God would allow a sinful man to approach Him and His holiness would be slighted.   Truly God's wisdom is demonstrated to all creation as God deals with sinful man in the cross!

Application:   Through His Holy Spirit in application of the Word, God is working both His holiness and love in my life.   He is developing it on the inside so that it might be seen in my words and deeds.

Prayer:     Heavenly Father, in your wisdom, you are working out your love and holiness in me.   I want you to be pleased with what you see.   Make me like Jesus!   Amen

Pastor Leon
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