God’s Will/My Will: Glory (of God) – Redemption
Psalm 145:1-7, Colossians 1:15-20, 1 Peter 1:13, 2:4-5, 9-10 and Romans 11:33-12:2
God’s glory is on display in creation on a scale that is unfathomable, from the universe to the human being to the individual cell, revealing God. All that the sciences are uncovering, discovering, exploring and illuminating cries out ‘HOLY!’ It’s all very stupefying, mystifying, wonderful and beautiful – from the microscope to the Hubble telescope – GOD! But there’s more, much more, besides and in addition to creation’s immense and continual revelation of God, there is another revelation of God even more mystifying (if it’s possible and behold it is!) – God’s self-revelation in Jesus.
Do you have purpose in living? Do you have peace? Do you understand God’s created design and will for your life? Do you understand that God loves you, created and redeemed you for his glory?
As if creation doesn’t give us all we need for the worship of God, God’s self-revelation in Jesus brings us to our knees. For in Jesus, God’s will and our will come together in love, grace, and amazing salvation in ways that blow the mind, capture the heart, and overcome the will. Scripture speaks powerful truth about Jesus and Jesus speaks powerful truth about himself. After all, he is ‘the Way, the Truth, and the Life’ all wrapped up in one. And in and through Jesus, God’s will and our will come to perfect unity. In Jesus, all the promises of God are ‘YES and AMEN!’
When it comes to salvation in Jesus, it’s more than being saved from something, it’s being saved for something. In Creation (by God, for God’s Glory) and in Redemption (of God, by God, for God’s glory), we see God’s glory on display. And in and through God’s revelation we find meaning, purpose, and peace in life. Can you see it?
Questions to ponder in prep for this week: Do you have purpose in living? Do you have peace? Do you understand God’s created design and will for your life? Do you understand that God loves you, created and redeemed you for his glory? Begin with Colossians 1:15-20 and 1 Peter 1:13, 2:4-5, 9-10. Imagine your life hidden in Christ and found in him. Your Creator, Redeemer – an abundant and eternal life. It’s yours for the receiving… It’s yours for the living. Taste and see, the Lord our God is GOOD.
See you Sunday