Great is Your Faithfulness
Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. – Lamentations 3:31-32
The simple message of the gospel is that God is holy and human beings are not. Our holiness went out the window with Adam. This is a far greater dilemma than terrorism, nuclear bombs, or disease ever caused because our souls are at stake. The Bible says that “without holiness no one will see the LORD,” and since we are not holy we have a problem of epic proportions. But the good news of the gospel is that “because of the LORD’s great love for us we are not consumed.” This assertion finds its ultimate fulfillment in the God/man Jesus Christ. In Christ, God came into the world as a man who was fully human so that his life might be consumed in our place. The wages for our rebellion had to be paid and either we were going to be consumed or someone was going to step into our shoes and be consumed for us. Be encouraged because someone has filled your shoes- bearing God’s wrath and judgment for your sin- so that you may reconciled back to your Heavenly Father. His name is Jesus. Trust in him for your salvation today. His compassions never fail and his mercies are new every morning. Great is his faithfulness.