Do you know what the Gospel is?
Here’s the great contradiction of scripture…
God will forgive every type and kind of sin…
God will punish every type and kind of sin…
God is Just… so He MUST punish sin…
God is also Merciful.
This contradiction is illustrated here:
And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.
The answer to this is found in Jesus Christ.
How can God be just AND forgive every type and kind of sin?
Because God has punished every type and kind of sin on His Son Jesus.
Every ounce of wrath… the full weight of punishment was poured out on Jesus Christ that should have been poured out on us, the transgressors. This is why in Isiah it says it pleased the Lord to Crush Him.
We have watered the Gospel down to, “Jesus died for you..”
While this statement is true…. what on earth does that mean to the average person? So what? A lot of men died for me overseas in our military.
Jesus’s death was so much more.
It was payment… for a debt that you and I owe. That wrath was meant for us.
Thank God for His Son… thank God for His Mercy, Loving Kindness and Longsuffering…
Let’s as Moses did… Make haste and bow our heads toward the earth and worship the Lord.