Today you should read: Numbers 25
This chapter is admittedly difficult to stomach. Every time that we see the full weight of punishment that our sin deserves, I think it causes some trepidation within us. To realize that our sin is so heinous against a holy God that he is willing to take that strong of a stance against it should overwhelm us to a degree. But I want to encourage you to think of it from the perspective of the gospel:
God hates sin so much that he was willing to send himself to atone for it.
It’s not as if God sees us in our sin and leaves us there. He entered into our mess and did what we did not deserve: died so that we might have forgiveness, redemption, and access to a true relationship with him. God’s grace both saves us and transforms, allowing our hearts to truly worship God and put off our old ways of worshipping the idols of our flesh and the world.
So, as you read this passage, look at this holy God who hates sin and loves you, so much that he was willing to die so that you might be forgiven and redeemed. Seek to honor and glorify God in your heart today.
Take a few moments and listen to this song about the holiness of God. May it encourage you today, to remember and rejoice in the holiness of God, and the sacrifice of Jesus that makes you holy as well.
By: Graham Withers — Associate Pastor
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