Isaiah 59:1-2

“Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid [his] face from you, that he will not hear.” Alright, let’s see if we can break this down in a way that will make it more applicable for our lives. The first thing that this scripture tells us is that God can reach where ever we are or where ever we need Him. In and of itself this is an awesome thought, God can, and wants to save me whatever I’ve done! that my sin does not impede God’s grace! The next point made in this scripture is that God is not tired of listening. I get the impression that not only is God not tired of listening, but, God is waiting to hear from us, that He isolates the sound of our voice and listens to us, pays attention to each of us as though we’re the most important person to Him at that moment, that He wants to have a personal relationship with each of us. WOW!Now here is the crux of the situation, though God wants to have a relationship with you, in fact God created us (human beings) to have a relationship with Him,  He won’t. Why because God is holy, and God will not allow sin to enter into his presence, so what our we to do? Well think about this, even though our sin created a separation between God and us, God made a way that we could restore our relationship with Him, and He did all the work of restoration Himself. What does this mean? Well it means that there  is nothing you can do to work yourself back into God’s grace, in fact if you could then it wouldn’t be grace, and God being the creator knew exactly what was needed to satisfy His holiness and provided that for us. I mean, well think about it, God loved us, His creation so much that he made a perfect and infallible way for us to be justified (proclaimed innocent) even when we were not! So that we could have a relationship with Him, isn’t this the most amazing thing you’ve ever read or heard, That the Holy and Perfect Creator of everything wants to be apart of your life so much that even though you have sinned against Him, He made away for you to restore fellowship with Him? And how was this done? Well for us to be justified we needed to have a perfect sacrifice to offer God, a spotless offering. The problem was that there was nothing on Earth that could satisfy this requirement, so God in His infinite wisdom, provide one Himself, He sent us a perfect, sinless, and willing offering, namely His Son, Jesus Christ. Now give me a minute to explain, in period covered by our Bible (historically), a person convicted in a court of law could only escape execution if an innocent person willing took his sentence on himself, and agreed to die in the place of the guilty party. Now we know that everyone on earth is guilty, and that no one can, or would take our place, but Jesus did. Because He was the Son of God and was without sin (I don’t care what Dan Brown, or anyone else says) only He was worthy to stand in our place, and He did so willingly, to take the punishment for us. Jesus did this to appease the wrath of God, and in doing so He became an intercessor for us to God. So when our sins caused God to hide His face from us, Jesus died in our place, taking on all the sins of the World, so that  we could come back to God.


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