Only One risen Saviuor

Only One risen Saviuor
There is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved - Jesus

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Truth is Simple - We are not

It never ceases to amaze me how I can wrestle with a question for hours, days, even weeks or months and sometimes years. Yet when the answer comes it's so obvious and simple.

Truth is so simply beautiful yet we find ways of making it seem so elusive and complicated.

Example: I've been chewing on the question of fear and what role it plays in our lives for some time now. I wanted to know what role it plays in our perception of God and how we relate to Him. On the one hand I knew that in Him there is no fear; that fear is an emotion that was never designed to be part of the human experience when we were created.

I also knew that when God makes the universe sin, pain and anguish free again, that fear will be gone forever.

Yet we are told in the Bible to fear Him. We are told that fear has a role to play. All those that ever had a personal encounter with God were extremely afraid.

It all seemed so confusing and complicated.

Then the truth came to me. The simply beautiful truth. It is not God we fear. It is our sense of guilt and shame before a Holy, Perfect God that causes us to fear. It is similar to the fear we experience when we've been caught in a wrong act, or when we find ourselves on the wrong side of the boys in blue. God is Holy, and we are not, and so we fear.

Yet the Bible says that perfect love (God is love) casts out all fear. God through Jesus has put away our shame. We need not fear our condition for Jesus has taken our condition upon Him and nailed it to the cross. He took our shame and fear so that we need not fear.

What role does fear play in between now and eternity? It lets us know we are sinners in need of a Saviour. It tells us to run to the Strong Tower so we can be safe! :)

Next time you get a glimpse of His Holiness and your own unworthiness, and fear creeps into your heart and seizes you, relax, smile, and rest in the arms of His grace... :) His love for you is stronger than your sins.

1 comment:

  1. Amen, amen! What a simple Truth, but how we complicate it. Thank you.